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CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSLetter from the publisher       2   Karlovy Vary Region      58   South Moravia Region         12...
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER               Dear Readers,INTRODUCTION               It is no coincidence that the Czech Republ...
INVESTMENTREASON TO INVESTIN THE CZECH REPUBLICIn 2008, new investments mediated by Cze-             Commission and it is ...
REAL ESTATE MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLICINTRODUCTION               The Czech real estate market has gone through strong de...
CZECHINVESTCZECHINVEST TODAYSince its establishment in 1992, CzechInvest – the Investment and Business Development Agencyh...
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  1. 1. 2 O1O C I T Y I N V E S T C Z E C HH C E Z C T S E V N I Y T I C O1 O 2 jindřichův hradec district jindřichův hradec south bohemia region
  2. 2. CONTENTSTABLE OF CONTENTSLetter from the publisher 2 Karlovy Vary Region 58 South Moravia Region 120 Districts DistrictsReason to Invest in the CR 3 Cheb 63 Blansko 125 Karlovy Vary 64 Brno-city 126Real Estate Market in the CR 4 Sokolov 65 Brno-countryside 127 Břeclav 128CzechInvest Today 5 Ústí nad Labem Region 66 Hodonín 129 Districts Vyškov 130Czech Republic 6 Chomutov 72 Znojmo 131 Děčín 73Prague Region 10 Litoměřice 74 Olomouc Region 132 Louny 75 DistrictsCentral Bohemia Region 16 Most 76 Jeseník 137Districts Teplice 78 Olomouc 138Benešov 22 Ústí nad Labem 79 Prostějov 139Beroun 23 Přerov 140Kladno 24 Liberec Region 80 Šumperk 141Kolín 25 DistrictsKutná Hora 26 Česká Lípa 85 Moravia-Silesia Region 142Mělník 27 Jablonec nad Nisou 86 DistrictsMladá Boleslav 28 Liberec 87 Bruntál 148Nymburk 29 Semily 89 Frýdek-Místek 149Prague-east 30 Karviná 150Prague-west 31 Hradec Králové Region 90 Nový Jičín 151Příbram 32 Districts Opava 152Rakovník 33 Hradec Králové 95 Ostrava-city 153 Jičín 96South Bohemia Region 34 Náchod 97 Zlín Region 154Districts Rychnov nad Kněžnou 98 DistrictsČeské Budějovice 39 Trutnov 99 Kroměříž 158Český Krumlov 40 Uherské Hradiětě 159Jindřichův Hradec 41 Pardubice Region 100 Vsetín 160Písek 42 Districts Zlín 161Prachatice 43 Chrudim 105Strakonice 44 Pardubice 107 List of AFI Members 162Tábor 45 Svitavy 108 Ústí nad Orlicí 109Plzeň Region 46Districts Vysočina Region 110Domažlice 51 DistrictsKlatovy 52 Havlíčkův Brod 115Plzeň-south 53 Jihlava 116Plzeň-city 54 Pelhřimov 117Plzeň-north 55 Třebíč 118Rokycany 56 Žďár nad Sázavou 119Tachov 57 1
  3. 3. LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER Dear Readers,INTRODUCTION It is no coincidence that the Czech Republic is among the countries with the greatest inflow of foreign capital in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. Czechs are known for their emphasis on quality and professionalism, their desire to learn new things and their ability to achieve the highest standards of production quality. We are bringing you the latest edition of City Invest Czech, the essential investor’s guide to the Czech Republic. This publication, together with the extensive range of services we offer to investors, is the key to tapping into the Czech Republic’s potential. City Invest Czech provides a unique and comprehensive overview of the Czech Republic’s investment envi- ronment with demographic information, basic statistical data, a list of industrial zones and a list of the leading dynamic companies in each region of the country together with listings of Class-A office spaces and office- and retail-space rental rates. CzechInvest plays a crucial role in helping foreign investors establish their businesses in the Czech Republic. The agency provides incoming investors with information services, support in obtaining incentives, identification of suitable investment locations and other supportive consulting services. I would like to thank all contributors and partners to this publication. I sincerely believe that we have managed to create yet another tool that will help attract more investors to all regions of the Czech Republic. Alexandra Rudyšarová, Chief Executive Officer, CzechInvest MINISTRIES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC Name of ministry Address Phone Fax E-mail www Ministry for Regional Development Staroměstské náměstí 6, 110 15 Praha 1 +420 224 861 111 +420 224 861 333 info@mmr.cz www.mmr.cz Ministry of Agriculture Těšnov 17, 117 05 Praha 1 +420 221 811 111 +420 224 810 478 info@mze.cz www.mze.cz Ministry of Culture Maltézské náměstí 1, 118 11 Praha 1 +420 257 085 111 +420 224 318 155 posta@mkcr.cz www.mkcr.cz Ministry of Defence Tychonova 1, 160 01 Praha 6 +420 973 201 111 +420 973 213 960 info@army.cz www.army.cz Ministry of Education, Youth & Sports Karmelitská 7-8, 118 12 Praha 1 +420 257 193 111 +420 257 193 753 info@msmt.cz www.msmt.cz Ministry of Finance Letenská 15, 118 10 Praha 1 - Malá Strana +420 257 041 111 +420 257 042 788 informace@mfcr.cz www.mfcr.cz Ministry of Foreign Affairs Loretánské náměstí 5, 118 00 Praha 1 +420 224 181 111 +420 224 182 642 info@mzv.cz www.mzv.cz Ministry of Health Palackého náměstí 4, 128 00 Praha 2 +420 224 971 111 +420 224 971 111 mzcr@mzcr.cz www.mzcr.cz Ministry of Industry & Trade Na Františku 32, 110 15 Praha 1 +420 224 851 111 +420 224 811 089 posta@mpo.cz www.mpo.cz Ministry of Justice Vyšehradská 16, 128 10 Praha 2 +420 221 997 111 +420 224 919 927 posta@msp.justice.cz www.justice.cz Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs Na Poříčním právu 1/376, 128 01 Praha 2 +420 221 921 111 +420 224 918 391 posta@mpsv.cz www.mpsv.cz Ministry of the Environment Vršovická 1442/65, 100 10 Praha 10 +420 267 121 111 +420 267 310 308 info@env.cz www.env.cz Ministry of the Interior Nad Štolou 3, 170 34 Praha 7 – Letná +420 974 811 111 +420 974 816 863 posta@mvcr.cz www.mvcr.cz Ministry of Transport Nábřeží L. Svobody 1222/12, 110 15 Praha 1 +420 225 131 111 +420 225 131 184 posta@mdcr.cz www.mdcr.cz2
  4. 4. INVESTMENTREASON TO INVESTIN THE CZECH REPUBLICIn 2008, new investments mediated by Cze- Commission and it is in compliance with EU ru- CZECHINVEST HEADQUARTERSchInvest in the areas of research and deve- les for granting state aid. The Czech investment- CzechInvestlopment and business support services in the support scheme includes tax relief, job-creationCzech Republic outweighed those in manu- grants and training and retraining grants, as Štěpánská 15, 120 00 Prague 2 phone: +420 296 342 500facturing projects for the first time. The first half well as financial assistance for construction and fax: +420 296 342 502of 2009 showed an even more positive sign development of industrial properties. www.czechinvest.org– over 85% of all new investment projects in-volved research and development or services. Investors can obtain state aid specific to re-In 2008 domestic and international companies gions worst affected by unemployment, inclu- CZECHINVEST WORLDWIDEinvested over 1.5 billion dollars and employed ding support for job-creation programmes and France & Beneluxnearly 15,000 people. for employment of people registered at labour 18, rue Bonaparte offices, secondary-school graduates and the Centre tchèqueThese projects are making a major contribu- handicapped. However, companies or projects F-75006 Paristion to the knowledge-based economy. In the which, for whatever reason, do not meet the Francecompetition among countries for placement of criteria of the Investment Incentives Act may Phone: +33 1 56 24 8772 Fax: +33 1 56 24 8773foreign direct investment, it is absolutely ne- take advantage of another form of aid available paris@czechinvest.orgcessary to offer a qualified and highly educated in the Czech Republic, such as assistance fromworkforce. The Czech Republic ranks among EU structural funds. Germany – Munichthe countries with the highest percentage of Feringastrasse 6university graduates with degrees in science 85774 Münchenand technology fields. The Czech Republic – DeutschlandOur country also dedicates considerable at- a European hub of new Phone: +49-89-9921 6362 Fax: +49-89-9921 6366tention to foreign-language education, where technologies and innovation munich@czechinvest.orgEnglish and German predominate. Seventy-six Since 1993 a host of major multinational com-percent of university students study at least Japan panies have come to the Czech Republic, in-one world language, while 20% study two and 2-16-14 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku vesting billions of dollars in the country and4% study three or more languages. Czech Center 2F, Czech Embassy creating tens of thousands of new jobs. For example, the Czech Republic is now home to Tokyo Japan the global management centres of DHL, Accen-Central location ture, Olympus, Honeywell and IBM. Phone: +81-3-3486-0329 Fax: +81-3-3486-0328The Czech Republic’s outstanding geogra- tokyo@czechinvest.orgphical location in the centre of Europe offers The Toyota Peugeot Citroen Automobile (TPCA)excellent connections to most of the region’- car factory, which is one of the biggest invest- Southeast Asia - Hong Kongsimportant transit routes. The Czech transpor- ment projects of any kind in Europe, is located 89 Queensway, Admiraltytation network is one of the best in Central and in Central Bohemia. Another newcomer to the Room 2207-9 ; Tower II, Lippo CentreEastern Europe. Czech market, the Korean car manufacturer Hong Kong Hyundai, built a record-breaking USD 1.2 billi- Hong KongIn the area of business properties suitable for on plant in northern Moravia. Phone: +852-2530 8806manufacturing and production, business sup- Fax: +852-2530 8136port services and technology centres, CzechIn- The structure of foreign investments has re- southeast-asia@czechinvest.orgvest administers a business property database cently shown that the Czech Republic is shif-which currently contains listings of more than ting from quantity towards quality. Investors United Kingdom & Ireland500 industrial zones and buildings that are fully who require thousands of cheap workers are 1 Harley Streetprepared for potential investors, including the moving further east, while the Czech Republic W1G 9QD Londonnecessary infrastructure. welcomes more and more smaller projects re- United Kingdom quiring a highly educated workforce with good Phone: +44-20-7291 4610The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been language skills. Fax: +44-20-7291 4612 london@czechinvest.orgoperating a special support programme for www.czechinvest.orgindustrial-zone development in the Czech Re-public since 1998. The programme also helps The big potential USA – Chicago - Eastto facilitate cooperation between the state, of a small country 222 Merchandise Mart Plazadevelopers and local authorities. In addition, Suite 938investment incentives have been available to The trend of direct investment in sophisticated Chicago, IL 60654investors in the areas of manufacturing, busi- production, research and development activi- U.S.A.ness support services and technology centres ties and shared services can be expected to Phone: +1-312-245 0180also since 1998. continue in the Czech Republic in the near fu- Fax: +1-312-245 0183 ture. chicago@czechinvest.orgInvestment incentives and Within business-development projects, grea- USA - West Coast ter emphasis will be placed on modern fields 440 N Wolfe Rd.support for investors such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, mic- Sunnyvale, CA 94085The Investment Incentives Act precisely defines roelectronics and pharmaceuticals. With all of U.S.A.the criteria for receiving incentives. From the its advantages, the Czech Republic has huge Phone: +1 (408) 524 1690outset the act was discussed with the European potential and is not afraid to use it. california@czechinvest.org 3
  5. 5. REAL ESTATE MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLICINTRODUCTION The Czech real estate market has gone through strong development in the last decade years and has reached the dividing line between being an emer- ging and mature market. The rapid speculative expansion of the Czech industrial market has been slowed this year by the world economic recession, which has stabilised the whole market, especially from a supply/demand perspective. The Czech Republic has always benefited from its comparative advantages such as its safe investment environment, central location within the EU, dense high quality infrastructure, skilled workforce that has a high share of secondary and tertiary education, combined with favourable labour costs and price stability. All of these factors help the Czech Republic remain attractive for many forms of investment and attract many new companies interested in setting up operations. It also factors into many foreign and institutional developers and investors being active in the Czech Republic. The presence of experienced developers with significant track records gives companies willing to invest in the Czech Republic assurance of the quality of real estate solutions and competition between developers keeps the real estate market reasonably priced and stable. Interest from capital market investors is widening the possible approaches towards real estate, enabling more comprehensive transactions such as sale and leaseback transactions and hence bring corporates more flexibility in their future strategies. For companies that are also occupiers who are considering further development and expansion, it is essential that there is still capital available and that developers have further appetite for delivering new premises. The outlook needs to be slightly corrected this year from booming market expectations to more sustainable ongoing development. We have also seen more occupiers moving from direct ownership of their buildings towards more flexible structures based on leasing of the premises. This follows pan Eu- ropean trends and may confirm that the Czech market as being a more mature real estate market. Even though the Czech Republic may lose its labour cost advantage compared to more emerging countries, it will be compensated by companies’ in- terest in more skilled employees that are needed for more sophisticated operations, together with central location of the Czech Republic within Europe and continuously improving infrastructure. In the end, it is worth mentioning that the Czech Republic will remain a sought after destination by many new companies and that the real estate market still provides a large number of interesting solutions for satisfying any real estate needs as part of corporate strategies. ABOUT CB RICHARD ELLIS CB Richard Ellis is the world‘s leading commercial real estate adviser. With over 300 offices across more than 50 countries we have more consultants advising more customers than any other property firm. Prague office was established in 1995 and provides a wide range of property consultancy services such as valuation, investment, industrial, retail and office agency, hotel consultancy, project management and research work as well as development appraisal assignments. TWO THIRDS OF THE WORLD IS COVERED BY WATER THE OTHER THIRD BY US. CB Richard Ellis s.r.o. ! Palladium, Nám. Republiky 1a, Prague 1, 110 00, Czech Republic t: +420 224 814 060 e: pragueoffice@cbre.com 2IILFH $JHQF ï ,QGXVWULDO $JHQF ï 3URMHFW 0DQDJHPHQW ï +RWHOV $GYLVRU ï &DSLWDO 0DUNHWV ï *OREDO &RUSRUDWH 6HUYLFHV ï /DQG $FTXLVLWLRQV ï 5HVHDUFK www.cbre.cz4
  6. 6. CZECHINVESTCZECHINVEST TODAYSince its establishment in 1992, CzechInvest – the Investment and Business Development Agencyhas played a role in 1 310 investments worth a total CZK 659 billion. Nearly 204,000 people havefound or will find directly in projects mediated by CzechInvest, with thousands of other jobs beingcreated in related projects.In the first half of the year 2009 CzechInvest initiated 140 new investment projects – 16 more thanin the same period last year. Software-development firms led the way, as projects focused on infor- CZECHINVEST REGIONAL OFFICESmation technologies accounted for one-third of all new investments, i.e. 45 projects. In total, 2,916new jobs will thus be created in the Czech Republic, one third of which will be filled by university CENTRAL BOHEMIA REGIONgraduates. The value of these investments is in excess of CZK 10.5 billion. Stepanska 15, 120 00 Praha 2 Phone: +420 296 342 553After information technologies, the second most prominent sector is mechanical engineering with Fax: +420 234 703 56627 projects, followed by electronics and electrical engineering with 13 investments. Investors in the Email: praha@czechinvest.orgautomotive industry prepared only six new investments in the first half of the year and thus that in- SOUTH BOHEMIA REGIONdustry fell to sixth place in the ranking of sectors. In spite of this, the greatest number of new jobs is Husova 5, 370 01 Ceske Budejovicebeing created in the automotive industry. Newly opened business support services centres are close Phone: +420 387 962 413 – 6behind in second place in terms of the number of newly hired workers. Fax: +420 387 962 424However, the greatest number of jobs being created in the automotive industry is in the area of Email: ceskebudejovice@czechinvest.orgresearch and development. In the first half of this year, the Czech Republic gained four new develop- PLZEN REGIONment centres, which announced plans to employ three hundred specialists. Investments in research Business center Bohemiaand development are naturally building on the success of previous big manufacturing projects in Anglicke nabrezi 1, 305 45 Plzenthe automotive industry, which CzechInvest often attracted to the Czech Republic. These most fre- Phone: +420 378 226 630 - 4quently arise as expansions of existing manufacturing plants or as separate enterprises that begin Fax: +420 378 226 632 Email: plzen@czechinvest.orgas suppliers for particular manufacturers.EU aid programmes are vital particularly for research and development and for business support KARLOVY VARY REGIONservices. The possibility to obtain aid from these programmes for investors in services opened fully Na Vyhlidce 53, 360 01 Karlovy Varyin 2008 and CzechInvest´s statistics have shown immediate and dramatic growth in investments Phone: +420 353 116 226, 353 116 222 Fax: +420 353 116 301in these sectors. Sixty-two companies are receiving aid from the Potential Programme, part of the Email: karlovyvary@czechinvest.orgOperational Programme Enterprise and Innovation, while 51 firms are taking advantage of the ICTand Business Support Services Programme. USTI REGIONThe Potential Programme provides support for investments in applied research, whereas the ICT Mirove namesti 34, 400 02 Usti nad Labem Phone: +420 475 201 158, 475 200 960and Business Support Services Programme is focused on expert solution centres, high-tech mainte- Fax: +420 475 201 135nance centres and business support service such as software development. Email: ustinadlabem@czechinvest.orgThe greatest number of new investment projects announced in the first half of year 2009 will be im-plemented in Central Bohemia. After a long time the region, with 17% of all new investments, is thus LIBEREC REGION Namesti Dr. E. Benese 4/12, 460 01 Liberecreturning to the peak of popularity among the country’s individual regions. Second and third place Phone: +420 482 710 353, 482 710 065belongs to the champions of recent years – South Moravia with a 14% share of the overall number Fax: +420 485 105 517of new investments and Moravia-Silesia with 12%. Email: liberec@czechinvest.org HRADEC KRALOVE REGIONVolume of investment mediated by CzechInvest, 1993 - H1 2009 by region of location RegioCentrum Nový pivovar Soukenická 54/8, 500 03 Hradec Králové Zlín Prague Souht Bohemia Tel: 495 817 711 Ústí nad Labem 3% 4% 3% South Moravia 17% 9% Fax: 495 817 710 Karlovy Vary Email:hradeckralove@czechinvest.org 2% Vysočina PARDUBICE REGION 5% K vinici 1256, 530 02 Pardubice Hradec Králové Phone: +420 466 616 706 4% Fax: +420 466 616 702 Email: pardubice@czechinvest.org Liberec VYSOCINA REGION 4% Komenskeho 31, 586 01 JihlavaCentral Bohemia Phone: +420 567 155 197 Moravia-Silesia 20% Fax: +420 567 300 703 Plzeň 14% 5% Pardubice Olomouc Email: jihlava@czechinvest.org 5% 5%Source: CzechInvest SOUTH MORAVIA REGION Spielberk Office CentreNewly Created Jobs by Sector, 1993 - H1 2009 Holandska 3 (Vila K – 4. patro), 639 00 Brno paper, wood processing Tel: +420 543 422 780 – 5 Fax: +420 543 422 795 1% Email: brno@czechinvest.org strategic services center manufacture of motor vehicles 6% OLOMOUC REGION 34% electronics, electrotechnics Jeremenkova 40 B, 772 01 Olomouc 22% Phone: +420 587 332 186 Fax: +420 587 332 195 Email: olomouc@czechinvest.org MORAVIA-SILESIA REGION Na Hradbách 18, 702 00 Ostrava plastics, rubber Phone: +420 595 198 480 – 4 5% Fax: +420 595 198 488 chemistry, pharmacy Email: ostrava@czechinvest.org 3% engineering IT and software development ZLIN REGION 9% food processing other Vavreckova 5262, 760 01 Zlin 7% 1% 11% Phone: +420 573 776 260 metal products biotechnology, medical equipment Fax: +420 573 776 265Source: CzechInvest 1% 0% Email: zlin@czechinvest.org 5
  7. 7. CZECH REPUBLICCZECH REPUBLIC Ústí Region Plzeň Region Vysočina Region The Czech Republic is a landlocked country. With its area it ranks 15th among the EU27, as for population it is the 12th and population density the 8th. From 1 January 2000 it is divided into 14 regions – higher territorial self-governing units, including the City of Prague as an independent region and 76 districts. Basic territorial self-governing units are municipalities (6 249). Some of them have extended scope of delegated power (205) and those execute state administration also for municipalities belonging to their administration district. The highest density of population is in Prague, in which 2 484 inhabitants live on 1 sq km. Twenty-one towns have more than 50 thousand and 112 towns over 10 thousand inhabitants. The Czech Republic is called “the heart of Europe”, because on its territory there is water parting of three seas – the North, Baltic and Black Sea and also boundary of two mountain systems of different geological age. The Czech Republic is an attractive country; besides its beauties of nature it has 12 sights of historical interest included on the UNESCO heritage list. Number of population from 1995 to 2002 was gradually decreasing due to negative natural increase. Number of children born in that period was constant- ly very low; the historical minimum of children (89 471) was born in 1999. In 2005, after 10 years, over 100 thousand children were born again thanks to strong population years of women in the age of their higher fertility. The age index will continue to worsen due to exceptionally numerous age groups from the 1940´s. Despite an increasing share of people aged 65+, among which the risk of death is growing, the intensity of mortality was gradually decreasing. It was, among others, thanks to improvement of medical care and the environment as well as new trends in life style, especially in alimentation. The most mar- kedly it is shown by a decreasing share of deaths due to circulatory system diseases, especially acute heart attacks. The trend of educatedness growth is long-term; lasting is mainly interest in secondary education with maturita examination (like GCSE examination) and university education. The number of university students increased from 118 000 in 1990/1991 to almost 370 000 in 2008/2009. Territorial differences within the republic as for the education structure are minimal; Prague shows more university and secondary school educated persons than the national average. In 2008, economic activity was lower in comparison to 1993 by 2.9 percentage points in total and reached 58.5%. The decrease was influenced by un- favourable demographic development, especially by the growing number of persons in the retirement age, gradual increasing of the age necessary to retire and prolonging of the length of education of young people. The number of the employed in the national economy was fluctuating year-on-year; it has been constantly increasing from 2005. After a sharp development of the business sector in the 1990´s, changes in the structure by status in employ- ment were less intensive. There was a substantial increase of the number of university-educated workers; slower increase was among employees with the maturita exam (like GCSE). In the secondary sector, the highest growth of employment was reported by manufacturing, especially manufacture of transport equipment and manufacture of electrical and optical equipment, in services it was in the area of real estates and other business activities. The highest unemployment rate is among persons with basic education or without education. As for regions, it is constantly the lowest in the City of Prague, the Central Bohemia Region, the South Bohemia Region, Plzeň and Vysočina Regions, while the highest unemployment is in the Ústí and Mo- ravia-Silesia Regions. As for districts, the highest unemployment rate is in Most, Karviná, Bruntál and Děčín. Long-term unemployment is a persisting problem, namely among persons, who are unemployed for 2 and more years. Since 1995 (with the exception of the year 1998), nominal and also real wages have been increasing. After 2000, year-on-year increments were between 5-9%; real increases were by more than 2%. The highest increase of real wage was recorded in 2003 (6.5%); in the following years the growth rate was about 4%. Nevertheless, differences were permanently deepening both among sectors as well as among regions and professions. Average wages of women for a long-term make up free quarters of the wages of men with a slight tendency to improvement. Total performance of the economy measured by growth rates of GDP was fluctuating. Important was the entry of the CR into the EU, the positives of which prevailed over the negatives. Long-term inflow of foreign capital and gradual putting of new capacities into operation was reflected especially in the development of the industry and construction; it brought a change of the branch structure of industry in the benefit of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and manufacture of transport equipment. The industrial growth was reflected also in the increase of outputs in transport. Labour productivity was gradually increasing, which solely contributed to increasing of the economic performance. Within industry (according to the indicator - gross value added by economic activity), the strongest branch now is manufacture of fabricated metal pro- ducts (17%) followed by manufacture of motor vehicles (14.1%), further manufacture of electrical and optical equipment (11.8%) and manufacture of food products and beverages (10.2%). Source: Minifacts about Czech Republic, Czech Statistical Office 20096
  8. 8. CZECH REPUBLIC BASIC DATA ADMINISTRATIVE BREAKDOWN Land Area 78,864 km2 Number of regions 14 Number of municipalities 6,249 ACTUAL SITUATION ON LABOUR MARKET of that, number of towns 587 Population 10,461,914 Source: Czech Statistical Office Population density (person/km2) 132,7 Workforce 5,658,330 NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND GROSS MONTHLY WAGES IN Number of job seekers 442,277 MANUFACTURING ACCORDING TO NACE CLASSIFICATION Unemployment rate (%) 7,6 Number of Wages employees (EUR)Source: Czech Statistical Office, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Manufacturing 1,094,783 887 Man. of food products, beverages and tobacco products 103,543 803 NUMBER OF ECONOMIC UNITS ACCORDING TO PREVAILING ACTIVITY Man. of chemical, chemical products, pharmaceuticals, 38,348 1,040 and chemical fibres Total 2,481,863 Man. of rubber and plastic products 80,262 846 Industry 312,924 Man. of basic metals and fabricated metal products 54,787 981 Construction 287,607 Man. and repairs of machinery and equipment 149,380 931 Agriculture & forestry 139,338 Man. of electrical and optical equipment 96,098 865 Services 1,741,114 Man. of transport equipment 122,434 1,024Source: Czech Statistical Office Source: Czech Statistical Office EDUCATION - POPULATION MORE THAN 15 YEARS OLD NUMBER OF JOB SEEKERS ACCORDING TO EDUCATION 367,140 Basic and without education Without education 750,137 64% Secondary without GCE Elementary Secondary with GCE Secondary Higher of university education Higher of university education 2,144,671 Total 325,246 30% 1,935,408 1% 5%Source: Czech Statistical Office Source: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs AVERAGE GROSS MONTHLY WAGES - 5 YEAR TREND (CZK/YEAR) UNEMPLOYMENT - 5 YEAR TREND (%/YEAR)25,0 12 23,542 20,692 20,211 9,7 19,030 1020,0 9,1 18,035 8,1 815,0 7,6 6,6 610,0 5,4 45,0 20,0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 H1 2009Source: Czech Statistical Office Source: Czech Statistical Office GDP BY REGIONS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT TOTAL Per capita Region FDI (CZK) FDI (EUR) Region mln. CZK mln. EUR Total CZK Total EUR min. 17 940 192 673 937 Average GDP for Czech regions 252 161 10 110 341 989 13 711 max. 1 049 062 899 39 408 824 Share in GDP of the Czech Republic 24% Average 145 150 799 5 452 697Source: Czech Statistical Office Source: Czech National Bank AVERAGE GROSS MONTHLY WAGES - 5 YEAR TREND Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Region CZK EUR CZK EUR CZK EUR CZK EUR CZK EUR Average for Czech Republic 18,035 565 19,030 639 20,211 713 21,692 781 23,542 944Source: Czech Statistical Office 7
  9. 9. CZECH REPUBLIC LIST OF AIRPORTS Specification Current Flight Status Paved RWY Praha Vodochody Ceské Budejovice International Charter RWY 27/09 (2,500x80) Brno-Turany International Regural RWY 10/28 (2,650x60) Hradec Kralove International Charter RWY 16/34 (2,400x60) Karlovy Vary Praha Ruzyne Hradec Kralove Prerov Karlovy Vary International Regular RWY 11/29 (2,150x30) Pardubice Ostrava Kunovice International Charter RWY 03/21 (2,000x30) Kunovice Ostrava-Mosnov International Regular RWY 04/22 (3,500x63) Brno Pardubice International Regular RWY 09/27 (2,500x75) Ceske Budejovice RWY 06/24 (3,250x65) Praha-Ruzyne International Regular RWY 13/31 (3,250x60) Praha-Vodochody International Charter RWY 10/28 (2,500x45) Prerov International Charter RWY 06/24 (2,476x60) Source: CzechInvest, Aerospace Brochure 2008 Source: CzechInvest, Aerospace Brochure IMPORTANT COMPANIES ACCORDING TO TURNOVER Name of company Location Employees Activity (Sector) Turnover Phone E-mail www info@skoda-auto.cz, 326 816 776, museum@skoda-auto.cz, Škoda Auto Mladá Boleslav 10 000 - and more Manufacture of motor vehicles 215 879 www.skoda-auto.cz 326 811 756 vysoka.skola@skoda-auto.cz, info@skoda-info.cz 476 700 423, Unipetrol RPA Litvínov 2000 - 2499 Manufacture of plastics in primary forms 96 576 unipetrolrpa@unipetrol.cz www.unipetrolrpa.cz 476 700 006 272 702 790, info@rwe-transgas.cz, RWE Transgas Praha 250 - 499 Transport via gas pipelines 96 410 www.rwe-transgas.cz 272 702 737 info@rwe.cz Manufacture of computers and other 466 056 012, www.foxconn.cz, Foxconn CZ Pardubice 2000 - 2499 88 974 zamestnani@foxconn.cz information processing equipment 466 056 111 www.foxconn.com 840 840 840, ČEZ Prodej Praha 200 - 249 Distribution and trade of electricity 70 688 cez@cez.cz www.cez.cz 211 021 111 558 537 001, info@moravia-steel.cz, www.trz.cz, Moravia Steel Třinec 250 - 499 Wholesale of metals and metal ores 64 355 558 532 000 info.vvt@vvt.cz www.moravia-steel.cz Accounting, book-keeping and auditing 246 042 500, receptioncz@deloittece.com, www.deloittece.com, Deloitte Praha 100 - 199 64 355 activities; tax consultancy 224 895 500 twallinger@deloittece.com www.deloitte.cz www.mittalsteelostrava.com, Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of 595 684 130, ArcelorMittal Ostrava Ostrava 10 000 - and more 54 254 prodej@novahut.cz www.mittalsteel.com, ferro-alloys 595 681 111 www.novahut.cz Toyota Peugeot Citroën 321 777 111, www.tpca-cz.com, Kolín 1500 - 1999 Manufacture of motor vehicles 54 092 info@tpca-cz.com Automobile Czech 321 715 365 www.tpca.cz www.contitrade.cz, 577 514 478, info@barum.cz, Barum Continental Otrokovice 4000 - 4999 Manufacture of rubber tyres and tubes 50 110 www.conti-online.com, 577 512 103 barumklub@barum.cz www.barum.cz 972 232 784, České dráhy Praha 10 000 - and more Transport via railways 48 626 info@cd.cz www.cd.cz 972 232 108 272 086 111, info@cz.tesco-europe.com, www.itesco.cz, Tesco Stores ČR Praha 10 000 - and more Other retail sale in non-specialized stores 42 987 272 087 120 info@web4u.cz tesco.crolink.cz Retail sale in non-specialized stores with 243 004 473, Ahold Czech Republic Brno 10 000 - and more 39 755 info@ahold.cz www.ahold.cz food, beverages or tobacco predominating 234 004 111 Manufacture of basic iron and steel and of 558 538 002, Třinecké Železárny Třinec 5000 - 9999 37 060 marketing@trz.cz ferro-alloys 558 531 111 Kaufland Česká Retail sale in non-specialized stores with 241 051 111, Praha 5000 - 9999 36 618 republika food, beverages or tobacco predominating 241 051 705 T - Mobile Czech 603 602 001, Praha 2500 - 2999 Telecommunications 34 577 info@t-mobile.cz Republic 603 601 111 Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous 261 392 115, www.omv.com, OMV Česká republika Praha 50 - 99 34 260 info.czech-republic@omv.com fuels and related products 261 392 111 www.omv.cz 545 142 427, E.ON Energie České Budějovice 100 - 199 Production of electricity 33 611 info@eon.cz www.eon.cz 387 861 111 591 113 654, info@cezdistribuce.cz, www.cezdistribuce.cz, ČEZ Distribuce Děčín 1000 - 1499 Distribution and trade of electricity 32 555 840 840 840 cez@cez.cz www.cez.cz Wholesale of solid, liquid and gaseous 224 495 211, Agip Česká republika Praha 50 - 99 31 401 t.novotny@agip.cz www.agip.cz fuels and related products 224 495 111 Source: Albertina Company Monitor8
  10. 10. CZECH REPUBLIC KNOWLEDGE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES KNOWLEDGE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES LANGUAGE YEAR 2002 YEAR 2008 LANGUAGE Fluent Active Passive None One language 14.0% 16.6.% English 16.2% 26.8% 18.3% 38.7% Two languages 28.0% 28.4% Slovak 16.1% 29.5% 26.6% 27.8% Three languages 21.0% 24.7% German 7.8% 18.0% 22.6% 51.6% More than three languages 11.0% 18.0% Russian 4.1% 14.0% 24.5% 57.4% No languages 26.0% 12.3% French 1.5% 3.1% 4.8% 90.6% Polish 1.2% 2.7% 9.2% 86.9%Source: Augur Consulting Italian 0.8% 0.9% 2.5% 95.8%In 2008, 87.7 % of respondents were found to speak at least Hungarian 0.5% 0.2% 1.0% 98.3%one foreign language. Spanish 0.4% 1.3% 2.3% 96.0%In 2002, 74.7 % of respondents were found to speak at least Nordic languages 0.2% 0.3% 0.6% 98.9%one foreign language. Other languages 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 96.9% Source: Augur Consulting 16,6% One language 14,0% Other languages: Czech, Latin, Romany, Greek, Croatian, Hungarian, 28,4% Mongolian, Vietnamese, Ukrainian, Slovenian, Chinese, Portuguese, Two languages Turkish, Flemish, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Dutch, Catalonian. 28,0% 24,7% Respondents most frequently stated a fluent knowledge of the English Three languages 21,0% language (16.2 %), the Slovak language (16.1 %), German (7.8 %) and Russian (4.1 %). More than three 18,0% languages 11,0% Which foreign languages can you speak and to what standard? 12,3% No languages 26,0% English 16,2% 26,8% 18,3% 38,7% 2008 2002 Slovak 16,1% 29,5% 26,6% 27,8% German 7,8% 18,0% 22,6% 51,6% SCHOOL SYSTEM Russian 4,1% 14,0% 24,5% 57,4% Number of schools Number of students Number of graduates French 1,5% 3,1% 4,8% 90,6% Secondary schools Polish 1,2% 2,7% 9,2% 86,9% Technical fields n/a 157 007 39 004 Italian 0,8% 0,9% 2,5% 95,8% Economic fields n/a 148 904 37 038 Hungarian 0,5% 0,2% 1,0% 98,3% ICT fields n/a 42 383 10 770 Spanish 0,4% 1,3% 2,3% 96,0% Higher schools Nordic languages 0,2% 0,3% 0,6% 98,9% Technical fields n/a 3 314 812 Other languages 1,1% 1,0% 1,0% 96,9% Economic fields n/a 7 741 2 187 Fluent Active Passive None ICT fields n/a 1 251 347 Universities Technical fields 20 66 537 14 198 Economic fields 41 83 711 17 659 ICT fields 32 43 479 8 674Source: Institute for Information on Education, 2009 9
  11. 11. PRAGUE REGIONPRAGUE REGION D8 R7 P8 P 18 R10 P 19 D11 P7 P 20 P6 P9 P 14 P1 P3 R1 P 21 P2 P 10 P 17 P5 P 15 D5 P 13 P4 R1 P 22 P 11 D1 P 16 P 12 R4 ABOUT REGION The capital of Czech Republic is situated in the middle of Středočeský kraj ming Arts), Akademie výtvarných umění (AVU - Academy of Fine Arts) and (Central Bohemia Region) which surrounds it completely. On January 1, Vysoká škola umělecko průmyslová (VŠUP - Academy of Arts Architecture 2009 the area of Prague amounted to 496 km2 (0.6 % of Czech Republic and Design). The Police Academy of the Czech Republic is also located in territory). the capital. More then 20 private universities have been founded in Prague Its population was decreasing in the last 15 years but now it is growing since 1997. again with more people moving to the capital. Population of the metropo- In the area of research and development of new technologies, Prague is litan region on June 30, 2009 reached 1,231,820 inhabitants in H1 2009, the undisputed leader in the country. Nearly all of the institutes of the Aca- about 12 % of the population of the Czech Republic. As number of inhabi- demy of Sciences of Czech Republic are seated in Prague. Expenditure on tants is concerned, Prague is number two among regions, second only to science and research in 2004 per capita in the Prague Region amounted Moravskoslezský kraj (Moravia-Silesia). to Kč 11,362 with 2.06 % of employees from the capital working in this The Historic Centre of Prague was put on the UNESCO World Heritage field. For several years now, Prague has seen development in the line of List in 1992 as one of the largest urban sanctuaries in the world. There retailing, transport and tourism. In the manufacturing industry, production are more then 1,300 historic buildings protected by law as national mo- of business machines and computers is in good shape. numents. The capital’s economy is being strongly supported by the mass Prague, as a seat for business, has its advantageous points: there is a qua- development of tourism. Prague accommodation services account for half lified workforce and supplying firms within easy reach. Furthermore, univer- of nights spent by foreign tourists in Czech Republic. The capital is also sities and other schooling institutions, as well as development centers, are number one among destinations for all foreign tourists visiting the country. at hand to provide education for prospective employees. Traditional doma- However, some indexes put Prague in an inferior position, e.g. average ins that are well developed in Prague and its vicinity are car manufacturing, number of nights spent (by foreign tourists) per capita – in this respect pharmaceutical and brewing industries. The strong potential of this region Prague is second to the region Karlovy Vary. is re-enforced by its well developed structure of roads and railways con- Prague is also the seat of several universities. Univerzita Karlova (Univer- nected to the European transportation network, well established municipal sitas Carolina - Charles University) was founded in 1348. Virtually all non- transport – although the road orbital has not been yet completed, and the technical fields of studies are being taught at its 17 colleges, 14 of which newly refurbished airport with tens of regular flight connections. are located in Prague. Other examples of Prague’s universities are: České There is good accommodation capacity in the capital, many historic vysoké učení technické (ČVUT - Czech Technical University), Vysoká škola buildings and monuments, more than average density of the telephone ekonomická (VŠE - University of economics) Česká zemědělská univerzita system network, a population with a high proportion of people in productive (ČZU - Czech University of Life Sciences) and Vysoká škola chemicko- age, highly qualified workforce and a high proportion of foreign investments technologická (VŠCHT - Institute of Chemical Technology). Study of the flowing to the city. Suppliers are never far away. Sciences, education, heal- arts is available at Akademie múzických umění (AMU - Academy of Perfor- th care and culture in the region are of a very top quality.10

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