Phnom Penh can at times appear like the supermassive black hole at the centre of Cambodia’s otherwise sleepy galaxy—inexorably sucking in all lifeforms, resources and energy under its irresistible influence.
However, if you cast your eyes beyond Phnom Penh’s event horizon, you’ll see a host of bright stars ready for your business. Siem Reap, ranked as the world’s second best holiday destination in 2015 by TripAdvisor, is going from strength to strength, offering myriad opportunities to the enterprising business person.
Cambodia’s beautiful coastline is increasingly attracting global recognition, and that growing awareness has led to exciting prospects for businesses in Sihanoukville, Kampot, Kep and the surrounding areas. Battambang is quickly developing as a local business hub while also establishing a unique identity as an alluring destination for stopover tourists between Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
Here are some tips about doing business in their cities. We examine the unique regional challenges they face and the various opportunities that exist in their locations.