Csongrád County An economic overview Prepared by : Region Development Council of Csongrád County Szeged, 200 9 . www.csongrad-megye.hu
Geography Source : KSH Area of the county: 4300 km 2 , 4,6% of Hungary Population: 424 000 inhabitants 4,2% of Hungary County seat: Szeged 60 settlements, of which 10 are cities (The second most urbanized county of Hungary)
Favourable natural and climatic circumstances and geographical endowments (Hungary’s most considerable source of petroleum and natural gas and one-fifth of the country’s thermal water resources can be found here; rich geothermal potential)
High level agriculture and food industry
Highly qualified workforce
The county seat has developed into a centre of research and higher education (significant Research and Development expenditure, internationally acknowledged research centres)
Favourable local services and quality of life
Distinguished cultural traditions, wide range tourism
Favourable traffic conditions (Helsinki-corridors: Wien-Belgrade, Wien-Bucharest axis; the direction to the Balkans and Asia Minor provides a significant logistics potential)
Output of the Economy Source : KSH 47,9 % 800 436 Csongrád county 42,9 % 2 264 535 Southern Great Plain 64,8 % 2 5 479 405 Hungary (mill ion Ft) % of EU-27 average GDP at purchaser’s price Country, region, county GDP in 2007
75% of industrial production is given by processing industry (food industry and chemical industry)
Mining , as well as gas, water and electricity supply are also important. The proportion of construction industry in the county is higher than the national average
The production value of the industrial enterprises employing more than 4 workers exceeded HUF 541 billion in 2007. The per capita production value is HUF 1.277 thousand which is 62% of the national average
The development of knowledge-based industry in prominent research centres requiring highly qualified workforce points out a dynamic developmental direction for the wider region
In-depth knowledge on production principles and methods provides good ground for meeting the requirements of high standard industrial demands.
Szeged Biopolis Pole Programme : concentrates on 3 sub-fields of biotechnology ( health and medical industry , environmental protection and agricultural biotechnology ), as well as on software industry supporting them.
Opportunities in industry Burton-Apta Fireproof Material Manufacturer
Modern infrastructure services Telecommunication Gas heating in every settlement ADSL, Internet, multimedia Electricity Railway transport Road and water transport Air transport
Due to its geographical location the county needs to rely on an „ over the borders " approach . The triple-border zone provides excellent opportunities in economic co-operation (in the stream of production factors)
In order to take advantage of this potential we expand the regional and international economic relations , relying on the increase of the border’s penetrability and on the assistance of the chamber and the Euroregion’s institutions.
A great number of Hungarian people live in the trans-border area. Co-operation is enhanced by common historical and cultural roots and similar business culture.
Local governments and business personalities of Csongrád county all have a wide network of relations going beyond the borders.
The county is situated in the junction of traffic and commercial roads.
The circulation of the goods in transit through the county makes it essential to develop environmentally friendly and combined transportation based on the co-operation of transport sub-sectors. The reinforcement of the role of logistics may be a major promoter of the county’s economic development.
It is planned to be one of Hungary’s biggest industrial-logistic park endowed with distinguished infrastructure
A western bypass is planned to connect the area near M5 and M43 with the RO-LA terminal and airport, and expectedly, with the port of the river Tisza.
Triplex Industrial Park
Csongrád county (HU)–Temes county (Ro)–Vojvodina (SR)
Three-sided common feasibility study is being made
Realization: in the framework of the European Regional Co-operation, from ERFA source
Separate border crossing point belonging to the park
Development of public road, railway and water transport infrastructure (Bánát main road, Szeged-Timisoara railway connection, international water-way on the River Tisza )
Csongrád county We look forward to meeting you if you are interested in the county www.csongrad-megye.hu Thank you for your attention! Prepared by: Region Development Council of Csongrád county Szeged, 200 9 .