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2 O1O C I T Y I N V E S T C Z E C H
H 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
CONTENTS



TABLE OF CONTENTS

Letter from the publisher       2   Karlovy Vary Region      58   South Moravia Region         120
                                    Districts                     Districts
Reason to Invest in the CR      3   Cheb                     63   Blansko                      125
                                    Karlovy Vary             64   Brno-city                    126
Real Estate Market in the CR    4   Sokolov                  65   Brno-countryside             127
                                                                  Břeclav                      128
CzechInvest Today               5   Ústí nad Labem Region    66   Hodonín                      129
                                    Districts                     Vyškov                       130
Czech Republic                  6   Chomutov                 72   Znojmo                       131
                                    Děčín                    73
Prague Region                  10   Litoměřice               74   Olomouc Region               132
                                    Louny                    75   Districts
Central Bohemia Region         16   Most                     76   Jeseník                      137
Districts                           Teplice                  78   Olomouc                      138
Benešov                        22   Ústí nad Labem           79   Prostějov                    139
Beroun                         23                                 Přerov                       140
Kladno                         24   Liberec Region           80   Šumperk                      141
Kolín                          25   Districts
Kutná Hora                     26   Česká Lípa               85   Moravia-Silesia Region       142
Mělník                         27   Jablonec nad Nisou       86   Districts
Mladá Boleslav                 28   Liberec                  87   Bruntál                      148
Nymburk                        29   Semily                   89   Frýdek-Místek                149
Prague-east                    30                                 Karviná                      150
Prague-west                    31   Hradec Králové Region    90   Nový Jičín                   151
Příbram                        32   Districts                     Opava                        152
Rakovník                       33   Hradec Králové           95   Ostrava-city                 153
                                    Jičín                    96
South Bohemia Region           34   Náchod                   97   Zlín Region                  154
Districts                           Rychnov nad Kněžnou      98   Districts
České Budějovice               39   Trutnov                  99   Kroměříž                     158
Český Krumlov                  40                                 Uherské Hradiětě             159
Jindřichův Hradec              41   Pardubice Region        100   Vsetín                       160
Písek                          42   Districts                     Zlín                         161
Prachatice                     43   Chrudim                 105
Strakonice                     44   Pardubice               107   List of AFI Members          162
Tábor                          45   Svitavy                 108
                                    Ústí nad Orlicí         109
Plzeň Region                   46
Districts                           Vysočina Region         110
Domažlice                      51   Districts
Klatovy                        52   Havlíčkův Brod          115
Plzeň-south                    53   Jihlava                 116
Plzeň-city                     54   Pelhřimov               117
Plzeň-north                    55   Třebíč                  118
Rokycany                       56   Žďár nad Sázavou        119
Tachov                         57




                                                                                                      1
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.cz



2
INVESTMENT




REASON TO INVEST
IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
In 2008, new investments mediated by Cze-             Commission and it is in compliance with EU ru-      CZECHINVEST HEADQUARTERS
chInvest in the areas of research and deve-           les for granting state aid. The Czech investment-
                                                                                                          CzechInvest
lopment and business support services in the          support scheme includes tax relief, job-creation
Czech Republic outweighed those in manu-              grants and training and retraining grants, as       Štěpánská 15, 120 00 Prague 2
                                                                                                          phone: +420 296 342 500
facturing projects for the first time. The first half   well as financial assistance for construction and
                                                                                                          fax: +420 296 342 502
of 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 WORLDWIDE
invested over 1.5 billion dollars and employed        ding support for job-creation programmes and        France & Benelux
nearly 15,000 people.                                 for employment of people registered at labour       18, rue Bonaparte
                                                      offices, secondary-school graduates and the          Centre tchèque
These projects are making a major contribu-           handicapped. However, companies or projects         F-75006 Paris
tion to the knowledge-based economy. In the           which, for whatever reason, do not meet the         France
competition among countries for placement of          criteria of the Investment Incentives Act may       Phone: +33 1 56 24 8772
                                                                                                          Fax: +33 1 56 24 8773
foreign direct investment, it is absolutely ne-       take advantage of another form of aid available
                                                                                                          paris@czechinvest.org
cessary to offer a qualified and highly educated       in the Czech Republic, such as assistance from
workforce. The Czech Republic ranks among             EU structural funds.                                Germany – Munich
the countries with the highest percentage of
                                                                                                          Feringastrasse 6
university graduates with degrees in science
                                                                                                          85774 München
and technology fields.                                 The Czech Republic –                                Deutschland

Our country also dedicates considerable at-
                                                      a European hub of new                               Phone: +49-89-9921 6362
                                                                                                          Fax: +49-89-9921 6366
tention to foreign-language education, where          technologies and innovation                         munich@czechinvest.org
English 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 and
4% 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: +81-3-3486-0328
The Czech Republic’s outstanding geogra-                                                                  tokyo@czechinvest.org
phical 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 Kong
simportant transit routes. The Czech transpor-        ment projects of any kind in Europe, is located     89 Queensway, Admiralty
tation network is one of the best in Central and      in Central Bohemia. Another newcomer to the         Room 2207-9 ; Tower II, Lippo Centre
Eastern Europe.                                       Czech market, the Korean car manufacturer           Hong Kong
                                                      Hyundai, built a record-breaking USD 1.2 billi-     Hong Kong
In the area of business properties suitable for       on plant in northern Moravia.                       Phone: +852-2530 8806
manufacturing and production, business sup-                                                               Fax: +852-2530 8136
port services and technology centres, CzechIn-        The structure of foreign investments has re-        southeast-asia@czechinvest.org
vest 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 & Ireland
500 industrial zones and buildings that are fully     who require thousands of cheap workers are          1 Harley Street
prepared for potential investors, including the       moving further east, while the Czech Republic       W1G 9QD London
necessary infrastructure.                             welcomes more and more smaller projects re-         United Kingdom
                                                      quiring a highly educated workforce with good       Phone: +44-20-7291 4610
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been           language skills.                                    Fax: +44-20-7291 4612
                                                                                                          london@czechinvest.org
operating a special support programme for
                                                                                                          www.czechinvest.org
industrial-zone development in the Czech Re-
public since 1998. The programme also helps           The big potential                                   USA – Chicago - East
to facilitate cooperation between the state,          of a small country                                  222 Merchandise Mart Plaza
developers and local authorities. In addition,                                                            Suite 938
investment incentives have been available to          The trend of direct investment in sophisticated
                                                                                                          Chicago, IL 60654
investors 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 0180
also since 1998.                                      continue in the Czech Republic in the near fu-      Fax: +1-312-245 0183
                                                      ture.                                               chicago@czechinvest.org

Investment 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 94085
The 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 1690
outset the act was discussed with the European        potential and is not afraid to use it.              california@czechinvest.org


                                                                                                                                                          3
REAL ESTATE MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC
INTRODUCTION




               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.




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4
CZECHINVEST




CZECHINVEST TODAY
Since its establishment in 1992, CzechInvest – the Investment and Business Development Agency
has played a role in 1 310 investments worth a total CZK 659 billion. Nearly 204,000 people have
found or will find directly in projects mediated by CzechInvest, with thousands of other jobs being
created in related projects.
In the first half of the year 2009 CzechInvest initiated 140 new investment projects – 16 more than
in the same period last year. Software-development firms led the way, as projects focused on infor-                                                  CZECHINVEST REGIONAL OFFICES
mation technologies accounted for one-third of all new investments, i.e. 45 projects. In total, 2,916
new jobs will thus be created in the Czech Republic, one third of which will be filled by university                                                 CENTRAL BOHEMIA REGION
graduates. The value of these investments is in excess of CZK 10.5 billion.                                                                         Stepanska 15, 120 00 Praha 2
                                                                                                                                                    Phone: +420 296 342 553
After information technologies, the second most prominent sector is mechanical engineering with                                                     Fax: +420 234 703 566
27 projects, followed by electronics and electrical engineering with 13 investments. Investors in the                                               Email: praha@czechinvest.org
automotive industry prepared only six new investments in the first half of the year and thus that in-
                                                                                                                                                    SOUTH BOHEMIA REGION
dustry 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 Budejovice
being created in the automotive industry. Newly opened business support services centres are close                                                  Phone: +420 387 962 413 – 6
behind in second place in terms of the number of newly hired workers.                                                                               Fax: +420 387 962 424
However, the greatest number of jobs being created in the automotive industry is in the area of                                                     Email: ceskebudejovice@czechinvest.org
research and development. In the first half of this year, the Czech Republic gained four new develop-
                                                                                                                                                    PLZEN REGION
ment centres, which announced plans to employ three hundred specialists. Investments in research                                                    Business center Bohemia
and development are naturally building on the success of previous big manufacturing projects in                                                     Anglicke nabrezi 1, 305 45 Plzen
the automotive industry, which CzechInvest often attracted to the Czech Republic. These most fre-                                                   Phone: +420 378 226 630 - 4
quently arise as expansions of existing manufacturing plants or as separate enterprises that begin                                                  Fax: +420 378 226 632
                                                                                                                                                    Email: plzen@czechinvest.org
as suppliers for particular manufacturers.
EU aid programmes are vital particularly for research and development and for business support                                                      KARLOVY VARY REGION
services. The possibility to obtain aid from these programmes for investors in services opened fully                                                Na Vyhlidce 53, 360 01 Karlovy Vary
in 2008 and CzechInvest´s statistics have shown immediate and dramatic growth in investments                                                        Phone: +420 353 116 226, 353 116 222
                                                                                                                                                    Fax: +420 353 116 301
in these sectors. Sixty-two companies are receiving aid from the Potential Programme, part of the                                                   Email: karlovyvary@czechinvest.org
Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation, while 51 firms are taking advantage of the ICT
and Business Support Services Programme.                                                                                                            USTI REGION
The 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, 475 200 960
and Business Support Services Programme is focused on expert solution centres, high-tech mainte-                                                    Fax: +420 475 201 135
nance centres and business support service such as software development.                                                                            Email: ustinadlabem@czechinvest.org
The 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 Liberec
returning to the peak of popularity among the country’s individual regions. Second and third place                                                  Phone: +420 482 710 353, 482 710 065
belongs to the champions of recent years – South Moravia with a 14% share of the overall number                                                     Fax: +420 485 105 517
of new investments and Moravia-Silesia with 12%.                                                                                                    Email: liberec@czechinvest.org

                                                                                                                                                    HRADEC KRALOVE REGION
Volume 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 Jihlava
Central 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 Centre
Newly 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: +420 573 776 265
Source: CzechInvest                                                                                       1%
                                                                     0%
                                                                                                                                                    Email: zlin@czechinvest.org


                                                                                                                                                                                                         5
CZECH REPUBLIC
CZECH 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 2009


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  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                     1,024
Source: 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                                                                                      10
20,0                                                                                                                                             9,1
             18,035
                                                                                                                                                               8,1
                                                                                                                       8
15,0                                                                                                                                                                                                             7,6
                                                                                                                                                                                  6,6

                                                                                                                       6
10,0
                                                                                                                                                                                                5,4
                                                                                                                       4

5,0
                                                                                                                       2

0,0
           2004            2005        2006            2007               2008
                                                                                                                       0
                                                                                                                                  2004          2005          2006              2007            2008           H1 2009
Source: 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                                   5 452 697

Source: 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                 944

Source: Czech Statistical Office


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                  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 Monitor


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 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                    8 674

Source: Institute for Information on Education, 2009




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                                          R7                                               P8            P 18                           R10
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                 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.


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  • 1. 2 O1O C I T Y I N V E S T C Z E C H H 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
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  • 3. CONTENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS Letter from the publisher 2 Karlovy Vary Region 58 South Moravia Region 120 Districts Districts Reason to Invest in the CR 3 Cheb 63 Blansko 125 Karlovy Vary 64 Brno-city 126 Real Estate Market in the CR 4 Sokolov 65 Brno-countryside 127 Břeclav 128 CzechInvest Today 5 Ústí nad Labem Region 66 Hodonín 129 Districts Vyškov 130 Czech Republic 6 Chomutov 72 Znojmo 131 Děčín 73 Prague Region 10 Litoměřice 74 Olomouc Region 132 Louny 75 Districts Central Bohemia Region 16 Most 76 Jeseník 137 Districts Teplice 78 Olomouc 138 Benešov 22 Ústí nad Labem 79 Prostějov 139 Beroun 23 Přerov 140 Kladno 24 Liberec Region 80 Šumperk 141 Kolín 25 Districts Kutná Hora 26 Česká Lípa 85 Moravia-Silesia Region 142 Mělník 27 Jablonec nad Nisou 86 Districts Mladá Boleslav 28 Liberec 87 Bruntál 148 Nymburk 29 Semily 89 Frýdek-Místek 149 Prague-east 30 Karviná 150 Prague-west 31 Hradec Králové Region 90 Nový Jičín 151 Příbram 32 Districts Opava 152 Rakovník 33 Hradec Králové 95 Ostrava-city 153 Jičín 96 South Bohemia Region 34 Náchod 97 Zlín Region 154 Districts Rychnov nad Kněžnou 98 Districts České Budějovice 39 Trutnov 99 Kroměříž 158 Český Krumlov 40 Uherské Hradiětě 159 Jindřichův Hradec 41 Pardubice Region 100 Vsetín 160 Písek 42 Districts Zlín 161 Prachatice 43 Chrudim 105 Strakonice 44 Pardubice 107 List of AFI Members 162 Tábor 45 Svitavy 108 Ústí nad Orlicí 109 Plzeň Region 46 Districts Vysočina Region 110 Domažlice 51 Districts Klatovy 52 Havlíčkův Brod 115 Plzeň-south 53 Jihlava 116 Plzeň-city 54 Pelhřimov 117 Plzeň-north 55 Třebíč 118 Rokycany 56 Žďár nad Sázavou 119 Tachov 57 1
  • 4. 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.cz 2
  • 5. INVESTMENT REASON TO INVEST IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC In 2008, new investments mediated by Cze- Commission and it is in compliance with EU ru- CZECHINVEST HEADQUARTERS chInvest in the areas of research and deve- les for granting state aid. The Czech investment- CzechInvest lopment and business support services in the support scheme includes tax relief, job-creation Czech Republic outweighed those in manu- grants and training and retraining grants, as Štěpánská 15, 120 00 Prague 2 phone: +420 296 342 500 facturing projects for the first time. The first half well as financial assistance for construction and fax: +420 296 342 502 of 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 WORLDWIDE invested over 1.5 billion dollars and employed ding support for job-creation programmes and France & Benelux nearly 15,000 people. for employment of people registered at labour 18, rue Bonaparte offices, secondary-school graduates and the Centre tchèque These projects are making a major contribu- handicapped. However, companies or projects F-75006 Paris tion to the knowledge-based economy. In the which, for whatever reason, do not meet the France competition among countries for placement of criteria of the Investment Incentives Act may Phone: +33 1 56 24 8772 Fax: +33 1 56 24 8773 foreign direct investment, it is absolutely ne- take advantage of another form of aid available paris@czechinvest.org cessary to offer a qualified and highly educated in the Czech Republic, such as assistance from workforce. The Czech Republic ranks among EU structural funds. Germany – Munich the countries with the highest percentage of Feringastrasse 6 university graduates with degrees in science 85774 München and technology fields. The Czech Republic – Deutschland Our country also dedicates considerable at- a European hub of new Phone: +49-89-9921 6362 Fax: +49-89-9921 6366 tention to foreign-language education, where technologies and innovation munich@czechinvest.org English 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 and 4% 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: +81-3-3486-0328 The Czech Republic’s outstanding geogra- tokyo@czechinvest.org phical 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 Kong simportant transit routes. The Czech transpor- ment projects of any kind in Europe, is located 89 Queensway, Admiralty tation network is one of the best in Central and in Central Bohemia. Another newcomer to the Room 2207-9 ; Tower II, Lippo Centre Eastern Europe. Czech market, the Korean car manufacturer Hong Kong Hyundai, built a record-breaking USD 1.2 billi- Hong Kong In the area of business properties suitable for on plant in northern Moravia. Phone: +852-2530 8806 manufacturing and production, business sup- Fax: +852-2530 8136 port services and technology centres, CzechIn- The structure of foreign investments has re- southeast-asia@czechinvest.org vest 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 & Ireland 500 industrial zones and buildings that are fully who require thousands of cheap workers are 1 Harley Street prepared for potential investors, including the moving further east, while the Czech Republic W1G 9QD London necessary infrastructure. welcomes more and more smaller projects re- United Kingdom quiring a highly educated workforce with good Phone: +44-20-7291 4610 The Ministry of Industry and Trade has been language skills. Fax: +44-20-7291 4612 london@czechinvest.org operating a special support programme for www.czechinvest.org industrial-zone development in the Czech Re- public since 1998. The programme also helps The big potential USA – Chicago - East to facilitate cooperation between the state, of a small country 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza developers and local authorities. In addition, Suite 938 investment incentives have been available to The trend of direct investment in sophisticated Chicago, IL 60654 investors 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 0180 also since 1998. continue in the Czech Republic in the near fu- Fax: +1-312-245 0183 ture. chicago@czechinvest.org Investment 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 94085 The 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 1690 outset the act was discussed with the European potential and is not afraid to use it. california@czechinvest.org 3
  • 6. REAL ESTATE MARKET IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC INTRODUCTION 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.cz 4
  • 7. CZECHINVEST CZECHINVEST TODAY Since its establishment in 1992, CzechInvest – the Investment and Business Development Agency has played a role in 1 310 investments worth a total CZK 659 billion. Nearly 204,000 people have found or will find directly in projects mediated by CzechInvest, with thousands of other jobs being created in related projects. In the first half of the year 2009 CzechInvest initiated 140 new investment projects – 16 more than in the same period last year. Software-development firms led the way, as projects focused on infor- CZECHINVEST REGIONAL OFFICES mation technologies accounted for one-third of all new investments, i.e. 45 projects. In total, 2,916 new jobs will thus be created in the Czech Republic, one third of which will be filled by university CENTRAL BOHEMIA REGION graduates. The value of these investments is in excess of CZK 10.5 billion. Stepanska 15, 120 00 Praha 2 Phone: +420 296 342 553 After information technologies, the second most prominent sector is mechanical engineering with Fax: +420 234 703 566 27 projects, followed by electronics and electrical engineering with 13 investments. Investors in the Email: praha@czechinvest.org automotive industry prepared only six new investments in the first half of the year and thus that in- SOUTH BOHEMIA REGION dustry 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 Budejovice being created in the automotive industry. Newly opened business support services centres are close Phone: +420 387 962 413 – 6 behind in second place in terms of the number of newly hired workers. Fax: +420 387 962 424 However, the greatest number of jobs being created in the automotive industry is in the area of Email: ceskebudejovice@czechinvest.org research and development. In the first half of this year, the Czech Republic gained four new develop- PLZEN REGION ment centres, which announced plans to employ three hundred specialists. Investments in research Business center Bohemia and development are naturally building on the success of previous big manufacturing projects in Anglicke nabrezi 1, 305 45 Plzen the automotive industry, which CzechInvest often attracted to the Czech Republic. These most fre- Phone: +420 378 226 630 - 4 quently arise as expansions of existing manufacturing plants or as separate enterprises that begin Fax: +420 378 226 632 Email: plzen@czechinvest.org as suppliers for particular manufacturers. EU aid programmes are vital particularly for research and development and for business support KARLOVY VARY REGION services. The possibility to obtain aid from these programmes for investors in services opened fully Na Vyhlidce 53, 360 01 Karlovy Vary in 2008 and CzechInvest´s statistics have shown immediate and dramatic growth in investments Phone: +420 353 116 226, 353 116 222 Fax: +420 353 116 301 in these sectors. Sixty-two companies are receiving aid from the Potential Programme, part of the Email: karlovyvary@czechinvest.org Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation, while 51 firms are taking advantage of the ICT and Business Support Services Programme. USTI REGION The 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, 475 200 960 and Business Support Services Programme is focused on expert solution centres, high-tech mainte- Fax: +420 475 201 135 nance centres and business support service such as software development. Email: ustinadlabem@czechinvest.org The 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 Liberec returning to the peak of popularity among the country’s individual regions. Second and third place Phone: +420 482 710 353, 482 710 065 belongs to the champions of recent years – South Moravia with a 14% share of the overall number Fax: +420 485 105 517 of new investments and Moravia-Silesia with 12%. Email: liberec@czechinvest.org HRADEC KRALOVE REGION Volume 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 Jihlava Central 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 Centre Newly 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: +420 573 776 265 Source: CzechInvest 1% 0% Email: zlin@czechinvest.org 5
  • 8. CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH 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 2009 6
  • 9. 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 1,024 Source: 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 10 20,0 9,1 18,035 8,1 8 15,0 7,6 6,6 6 10,0 5,4 4 5,0 2 0,0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 0 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 H1 2009 Source: 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 5 452 697 Source: 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 23,542 944 Source: Czech Statistical Office 7
  • 10. 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 Monitor 8
  • 11. 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 8 674 Source: Institute for Information on Education, 2009 9
  • 12. PRAGUE REGION PRAGUE 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