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ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR REGION BROD-POSAVINA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SLAVONSKI BROD

BROD-POSAVINA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SLAVONSKI BROD

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ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR

REGIONBROD-POSAVINA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF SLAVONSKI BROD

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BROD-POSAVINA COUNTY SLAVONSKI BROD

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Brod-Posavina County

county with great investment potential because of:highly capable intellectual forceoutstanding geo-traffic position (intersection of routes linking Western Europe with the Middle East; Asia and the countries of Central Europe with the Mediterranean)natural resources

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Why is then the unemployment ratearound 30 %?Why is it so undeveloped?Why is there such a low business

activity?Why are young educated peopleemigrating from the County?Why it has the highest unemployment

ratefor women in Croatia?

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Because of...

global economic slowdown which has a great impact on Croatian economy in general

the problematic privatisation of state industrial assets

devastation during the Croatian war for Independence

lack of commercial investment inadequate infrastructure difficult transition to a free market economy

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this is how the people in our county are feeling...

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What we need to do

identify development priorities enable the private sector to realise the opportunities and potential of the County strengthen the economy which will lead to

unemployment reduction provide infrastructure required for the

expansion of businesses enhance development of the educational

system develop social infrastructure

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foreign investments are very important for the future development

small and open economies, largely connected to other foreign markets

making a stabile and strong market-oriented economy which is competitive in the global market

stable and sustainable economic growth, increase in production, especially import and increase in employment

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Regional growth is the key

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Croatian industry

the future lies in accessing new markets, introducing modern technologies and new products, forming joint ventures with foreign companies

a skilled labour force and highly educated experts in engineering and computer technology represent a good foundation for foreign investments

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INDUSTRY IN OUR COUNTY

Slavonia is famous for:metal industrywood processingagriculture & food processing eco ethno tourism

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Metal industry

based on a long tradition & excellent product quality

Important export products are: millshells trains tanks (military) power plants cranes

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Metal industry

tanksmillshell

pressure vessel

high speed passanger trainoil tank

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Wood processing

almost 48% of Croatian territory is covered by woods

60 000 acres of Slavonia is covered by the oak wood

Slavonian timber, especially oak, is, due to its quality, exported to the countries of Europe, South America and the Middle East

the products of the Croatian wood-processing companies and furniture manufacturers successfully compete with demanding European and world markets

great potential in possibility of using biomass for energy production

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oak products...

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Agriculture and food processing

ideal natural conditions for the growing of fruit and agricultural products

one of the cleanest soils in Europe preserved environment with low level of

pollution in Brod-Posavina County 20.704

households are involved in agricultural production and manage 81.903 acres of agricultural land

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orchard

arable fields

vineyard

vineyard

vineyard

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Eco tourism

goals: promote sustainable tourism in the area preserves customs and traditions of

Slavonia encourage environmental conservation

and natural resource management

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Reasons for choosing our region as an investment destination

tradition in business wide range of products experienced & qualified workforce outstanding geographical position developed road and railway network export oriented companies rich in natural resources developed business zones

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Invest in Brod-Posavina County