Location Bratislava Slovak Investment and Trade Development Agency (SARIO) continues its mission to attract foreign investors. Its representative participated on a business trip to the United States of America. SARIO presented Slovakia within the project Business Friendly Slovakia, e.g. the advantages of the Slovak business environment, new plans to eliminate administrative burdens, investment opportunities in Slovakia, its labor-market potential as well as the current changes in labor legislation and constantly evolving infrastructure. SARIO informed about investment opportunities in Slovakia on a seminar in Silicon Valley, which was attended by representatives of U.S. companies focusing on innovation in research and development. These projects should be run in January 2012. Seminar in South Carolina attracted a great deal of interest and was attended by more then 60 U.S. companies. Investment seminar was jointly organized by the Slovak Embassy in the USA, AmCham and the U.S. Embassy in Slovakia. American businessmen appreciated the plans to remove administrative burdens for business. SARIO´s aim is to be a modern agency, which will be perceived by foreign investors and domestic partners as a vehicle for growth and innovation. SARIO wants to assist to the development of the Slovak economy in the maximum extent possible by attracting new investment and offering trade support, which shall bring its results in creation of new jobs and ultimately increase the living standards in Slovakia.