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Ostrava is the best Czech city for business

Ostrava is the best Czech city for business

Apr 20, 2018 03:15

This spring has brought several prestigious awards to Ostrava, recognizing the city’s increasingly strong profile as an investment destination. The most recent was Ostrava’s ranking in a survey to find the most business-friendly town or city in the Czech Republic; Ostrava finished in first place in the overall rankings. 

Ostrava to host travel blog conference

Ostrava to host travel blog conference

Apr 11, 2018 02:18

The Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) is the world’s largest conference and networking event for travel bloggers, online travel journalists, new media content creators, travel brands and industry professionals. This year TBEX is heading to Central Europe for the first time: the venue for TBEX Europe 2018 is Ostrava, whose Lower Vítkovice complex will host the event from 26–28 July.

50 IT specialists to be recruited by Brose CZ

50 IT specialists to be recruited by Brose CZ

Apr 11, 2018 11:45

Brose CZ has opened an IT services centre at the Moravian-Silesian Innovation Centre (MSIC) in Ostrava. The MSIC was established jointly by the City of Ostrava and the Moravian-Silesian Region as the successor to the former Ostrava Science and Technology Park.

Biologists from the Ostrava University have scored!

Biologists from the Ostrava University have scored!

Apr 09, 2018 02:59

Scientists from the Ostrava University were very surprised, when researching biodiversity. They found a virus among their samples which nobody had seen before. Biologists from the laboratory, which is involved, among other, in the treatment of Leishmaniasis, have given it a symbolic name: OstraVirus. The city of the discovery becomes now famous around the world. However, the only common feature of Ostrava and the virus is the name and the fact that it has been found by the researchers from the Ostrava University

Ostrava again set to present new investment plans at MIPIM

Ostrava again set to present new investment plans at MIPIM

Mar 06, 2018 02:48

A delegation from Ostrava will soon be in Cannes to showcase the city as an attractive investment destination. The city is participating for the 21st time at MIPIM – one of the world’s leading investment events. This year’s MIPIM will take place from 13–16 March. Ostrava will feature as part of the joint “Czech Cities” presentation, alongside Prague and Brno; similar joint exhibitions last year in Cannes and Munich proved highly successful.

Foreign investments in Ostrava are prospering

Foreign investments in Ostrava are prospering

Mar 06, 2018 02:25

The prestigious fDi Magazine (published by fDi Intelligence, a division of The Financial Times Group) regularly evaluates the investment environment in cities and regions throughout the world. In the “fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/2019” rankings, Ostrava was ranked 6th in the category “Top10 fDi strategies”. The gala award ceremony will be held as part of the MIPIM 2018 investment event.

New logistics centre planned in Mošnov

New logistics centre planned in Mošnov

Oct 23, 2017 03:53

Plans to build a large multimodal logistics centre at the Ostrava-Mošnov Strategic Industrial Zone are near to becoming a reality. Construction work is set to be contracted to Consens Investments, representing the interests of DB Schenker – a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, one of the world’s largest logistics companies. On 18 October Ostrava’s City Assembly approved plans to sell the land to the developer.

Ostrava continues to reduce its debt levels

Ostrava continues to reduce its debt levels

Sep 13, 2017 09:39

In the past three years the City of Ostrava has not taken out any new loans, and it continues to make its scheduled repayments and reduce its overall debt levels. Every year the City audits its expenditure and builds up financial reserves for future investments. Ostrava's prudent financial management has been rewarded by an A1 stable rating from Moody's – the highest rating awarded to any Czech city.

Ostrava gains upgraded rating

Ostrava gains upgraded rating

Jul 10, 2017 01:48

The international rating agency Moody’s has recently awarded Ostrava the highest rating in the City’s history – now increased from A2 positive to A1 stable. The upgrade comes just a year after Moody’s raised Ostrava’s rating from A2 stable to A2 positive.

Welcome the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health!

Welcome the Sixth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health!

Jun 08, 2017 08:26

From 13–15 June 2017 Ostrava will be the venue for the Environment and Health conference organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Over 450 experts from 45 countries will come to Ostrava for this prestigious global event.

American manufacturer arrives in Ostrava

American manufacturer arrives in Ostrava

Apr 27, 2017 10:54

The American company Chassix is set to create up to 400 jobs in Ostrava at its new plant producing components for car wheels. The new facility will be located at the Ostrava Business Park in Kunčičky. The total value of the investment is 50 million USD (almost 1.3 billion CZK). Recruitment to key positions will begin in May, and the launch of production is scheduled for the end of this year.

City of Ostrava celebrates 750 years

City of Ostrava celebrates 750 years

Apr 18, 2017 09:23

This year is very important to Ostrava - in autumn, it will be the three quarters of a millennium anniversary of the first written mention of the city contained in the last will of Olomouc Bishop Bruno. So despite the fact that the site has been inhabited since prehistoric times, the date 29 November 1267 is considered the symbolic day of the founding of Ostrava.

Ostrava appeared at MIPIM Cannes as part of the joint ‘Czech Cities’ exhibition

Ostrava appeared at MIPIM Cannes as part of the joint ‘Czech Cities’ exhibition

Mar 20, 2017 10:04

For the past two decades, Ostrava had been an annual participant at MIPIM, the prestigious global real estate and investment event held in the French city of Cannes. This year, for the first time ever, the city appeared alongside Prague and Brno as part of the joint ‘Czech Cities’ presentation.

The continent’s top figure skaters are coming to Ostrava

The continent’s top figure skaters are coming to Ostrava

Jan 04, 2017 09:25

Ostrava has hosted many top international sporting events over the years, and in January 2017 it will add another to the list – the European Figure Skating Championships.

Ostrava is an attractive destination for business services

Ostrava is an attractive destination for business services

Nov 25, 2016 12:49

Ostrava is a modern hub for shared business services – and the third most popular destination for investors in the Czech Republic. That was the key message presented by Ostrava’s Mayor Tomáš Macura at the ‘Business Services in Ostrava’ meeting held on 23 November at the Nová Karolina Park office complex.

Building of the year 2016 is in Ostrava!

Building of the year 2016 is in Ostrava!

Oct 14, 2016 10:18

Professional jury together with the public has chosen the best building of the year 2016. From 65 registred projects the most votes received the completion of the Municipal Stadium in Ostrava-Vítkovice. This victory completes Ostrava successful story as last year other two projects - Bolt Tower construction and renovation of buildings in the area of Hlubina Mine in Lower Vítkovice were awarded.

Ostrava presented at EXPO REAL its great potential

Ostrava presented at EXPO REAL its great potential

Oct 11, 2016 08:12

The City of Ostrava attended Expo Real for already the 15th year in a row. The exhibition stand and program was organized in partnership with Asental, Multi Czech Republic, PRK Partners, CASUA and UBM Bohemia Development. Thanks to the traditional as well as to new co-exhibiting partners the investors obtained an overall view of the entire region and investment opportunities in the area.

Invitation to EXPO REAL 2016

Invitation to EXPO REAL 2016

Sep 23, 2016 11:36

This year’s annual investment event EXPO REAL in Munich takes place on 4–6 October. The City of Ostrava is a regular participant at EXPO REAL, and this year is no exception. Ostrava will be represented by the Mayor Tomáš Macura, heading a delegation of the City’s investment specialists. 

Improved Moody’s rating reflects Ostrava’s excellent financial management

Improved Moody’s rating reflects Ostrava’s excellent financial management

Jul 12, 2016 09:58

In June 2016 the international rating agency Moody’s re-confirmed the City of Ostrava’s existing A2 rating, but raised the City’s outlook from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’.

Ostrava hosts international Smart Cities event

Ostrava hosts international Smart Cities event

Apr 08, 2016 02:28

On 7 and 8 April 2016 Ostrava’s New City Hall hosted a conference entitled “Smart Cities: The Path to Sustainable Urban Development”, featuring delegates from the Visegrad Four (V4) grouping of Central European countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia). The conference included an expert round table discussion. The City of Ostrava issued a Joint Declaration on smart city development alongside the Moravian-Silesian Region and the Town of Třinec.

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