Almost 64% of Moldova's companies operate in Chisinau, shows the National Bureau of Statistics. Almost 3000 companies were created in Chisinau last year alone, accounting for nearly 60% of Moldova's total number.
In 2018, almost 23000 companies were operating in Chisinau and not even 5000 companies in the rest of the country.
Over 43% were active in the field of commerce and 9.5% in the manufacturing industry.
Experts said the fact that Chisinau has more enterprises being run than any other city in the country is not a good thing.
"We've worked out an agricultural strategy, it could be very fruitful. But the statistics look very pessimistic now", said Constantin Olteanu, an economic expert.
In order to invest in rural regions, entrepreneurs need skilled labor and infrastructure.
"Business is highly dependent on infrastructure: roads, electricity, etc. they can grow their business only with these favorable factors", said Alexandru Bordea.