Třinec, Town for Business
The town of Třinec repeatedly proves its reputation as a business-friendly town. In a comparative
study, Town of Business, Třinec was awarded the title three times over the last five years within
the Moravian-Silesian Region. Last year, Třinec also scored on a national level. A great combination
of the public administration‘s friendly approach towards entrepreneurs and the overall quality of
conditions for business brought the town to fourth place in the Czech Republic, in comparison with
205 other municipalities with extended competence.
‘You can see that it is not just a spur of the
moment thing. We have been supporting
the business sphere on a long-term basis and
the result stands on three pillars. The first is
continuity and stability, which is the basis for
any success of the town. The second pillar
is cooperation and the third is partnership,
which is visible also in the study criteria.
We are very proud of our partnership with
both Třinecké železárny as the predominant
business and other business entities in our
town,’ said the mayor.
In the business environment part of the
study, Třinec scored due to the large growth
of the number of economic subjects and also
a low unemployment rate in the region, both
short- and long-term. There were also great
results in the field of public administration
approach. In particular, the highest score
was for office hours in the region, very
low expenses on the debt service and high
liquidity. Our town also spends more than
average financial resources on education
and public transport. Entrepreneurs are also
happy about friendliness and helpfulness
during problem-solving and the quality of
the electronic communication.
‘I appreciate that the reputation of Třinec
as a business-friendly town was proven also
in comparison on a national level. I am also
happy that the great result was partially
caused by the economic management
of Třinec. The towns are not here to
do business but to meet the needs of the
citizens and to act like a good manager
at the same time, which is often not easy.
When creating a budget, we do not spend.
With the help of subsidies, we invest into
projects that are beneficial for the town in
the long run. We do not burden the town
with large debts. It is good to live and invest
only as much as we have. It is the same as in
a family budget,’ Věra Palkovská explained.
The Town of Business comparative study,
organized by Ekonom weekly magazine,
evaluates the business potential of towns
and municipalities in the Czech Republic.
All towns and municipalities with extended
competence are examined in detail. Analysts
from the Datank agency, which is the main
data analyst of the research, divide their
assessments into two categories: business
environment and public administration
The assessment methodology is based on
assessing twenty-two criteria, including
the proportion of entrepreneurs and
companies to the number of citizens, the
unemployment rate, building land cost,
the town‘s capital expenditure, the town‘s
debt service, liquidity, property tax for
entrepreneurs, web support from the
entrepreneurial point of view, electronic
communication test, City Hall office hours,
etc. The ranking is assessed for each region
and for the whole republic. For more
information, see www.mestoprobyznys.cz.
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