by Novotná Aneta last modified Jun 17, 2013 09:40
Ostrava is a major development pole in the Czech Republic for a number of key reasons:
- Industrial, administrative, trade, cultural and educational centre of the Czech Republic's most populous region with 1,2 mil. inhabitants.
- Standard & Poor's rating: A+ (August, 2012), Moody´s rating: A2 (June, 2012).
- Tremendous incentives (grants, tax-breaks, etc…) offered by the Czech Government through CzechInvest and the Region to support job creation and training.
- Location on the borders of Poland and Slovakia. Ostrava is a key logistics centre for trade along north-south and east-west corridors.
- 4 universities
- The International School with education in English. It prepares students to continue their studies at universities around the world ( ).
- Many foreign companies already located in and around the city.
- The D1 highway.
- Leoš Janáček Ostrava Airport (www.airport-ostrava.cz) is growing quickly, with daily flights to Prague and Vienna. The landing runway can handle the largest cargo and passenger aircrafts in the world (including Airbus A380).
- The Ostrava Science & Technology Park (www.vtpo.cz), the Business Innovation Centre (www.bicova.cz), the Centre for Advanced Innovation Technologies (www.cpit.vsb.cz) and the Business Incubator (pi.cpit.vsb.cz) are ready to help businesses integrate amongst themselves and with the research and development strengths of the Ostrava Technical University and other regional universities.
- The Moravian-Silesian Engineering Cluster (the No1 in Czech Republic) and others aim to achieve sustainable competitiveness of both in the Czech Republic and internationally.
- The City has invested heavily in the preparation of zones for industrial development, housing, and recreation, and is looking forward to become an active partner with companies interested in using these sites.