Iran is ready and raring to go. It is opening its doors to Western companies at a time where businesses are struggling with weak growth in Europe. The story of Iran is unfolding like an exciting page-turner, packed with anticipation and promise.
For the most part, Iran has gone it alone growing its industries and if there was such a thing as an International Economic Autonomy Index, Iran would land a top spot. In spite of this earlier solitude, land and waterways in Iran offer access to 15 countries with a total population of 550 million, providing huge growth potential for foreign companies. Even with the economic sanctions on Iran's energy, trade and financial sectors, which previously prevented global companies from doing business with Iran and banned Iranian industries from trading overseas, the economy has survived, highlighting the core, inherent strength of this country and the power of the Iranian industrial base and education.