In a new era of global business opportunities, Malaysia recognizes that the importance of SMEs is only going to increase and it is keen to highlight the advantages of a nation that sits at the crossroads of Southeast Asia(1).
Malaysia’s attributes are numerous and cover the spectrum from incentives to competitive energy costs, higher levels of productivity, a low-cost skilled, educated and capable workforce and an embrace of technology and innovation.
These benefits have attracted global companies, including many from Europe. And Malaysia is proactively reaching out to more SMEs through offices in Germany, France, Sweden and the UK operated by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
MIDA smooths the way for foreign investors
MIDA is the one-stop center for overseas investors seeking information and assistance in setting up or expanding a business in Malaysia, says its CEO, Datuk Wira Arham Abdul Rahman.