Třinec A city charged with energy Třinec is an influence both as a city in the region and in the field of Czech metallurgy, while being one of the social centers of Teschen Silesia. Almost 60 thousand people live in its administrative district. certificate from the European Foundation for Quality Management, EFQM.
As the largest employer in the entire region, the ironworks in Třinec has played a vital role in the city‘s history, and their successful ongoing cooperation continues through today. The town hall’s support of this business sphere is made obvious by the results of the Ekonom weekly research, in which Třinec received the award “City of Business” in the Moravian-Silesian Region multiple times. Last year, the CzechInvest agency evaluated Třinec as one of the three most attractive cities in the Czech Republic for investors, mainly due to its cooperation with local businesses in realizing community projects in the fields of transport, the environment, culture, and sport. Třinec’s positive rating can also be attributed to its collaboration of businesses with local schools, and its investments into education and the support of technical education. Toward the end of 2017, the Třinec city council had the honor of receiving the prestigious national award for social responsibility and sustainable development in the Spanish Hall of the Prague Castle, as well as an international
RNDr. Věra Palkovská has been in the position of mayor of Třinec since 2006, and this year, she was awarded the title of “Manager of the Quarter Century” in the field of public administration by the Czech Management Association. Palkovská had already earned her spot among the country’s top managers in 2012, when the most prestigious manager contest in the CZ ranked the work of the mayor as the city’s manager this high for the first time. “The city’s image is dependant on the people and businesses that reside in it. Collaboration and communication amongst local businesses is something we had already accounted for when developing the city’s strategic plan. Třinec is a city that likes people, and we try to think of every individual that lives here. We try to focus on creating an environment that is friendly to all generations by investing in the city’s appearance, its greenery and periodically renovating public spaces and buildings so that our citizens can live in the highest possible comfort. We use the city budget to support cultural, sport, and social activities of non-profit organizations, and charities,” listed the mayor. Courage to make bold decisions is characteristic of Třinec, and in recent years, multiple daring investments that exceeded the citiy‘s boundaries have been made. Třinec became the leading city of innovative projects, especially in the field of electric cars. “The conditions for development are: stability and continuity in the city, cooperation and partnership on all
levels, courage, and responsibility. Třinec has set its eyes on becoming part of the European concept of smart cities. The term “smart city” means a call for the support of alternative means of transport, infrastructure for transport in the city or the introduction of an intelligent transport system. Třinec was able to become the country’s leading city in electromobility thanks to the extensive introduction of electric buses to the city’s public transport,” states the mayor. Třinec also boasts the highly prospering industrial zone of Baliny, which is currently full, and provides upwards of two thousand jobs for people all over the region. Over the years, Třinec, in cooperation with some of its partners, has been able to realize a number of significant projects, for example, a railway station in the center of the city, a bypass of Třinec, the project of revitalizating the water in the Olza river, a modern and integrated emergency center and the business incubator Steel IT. The reconstruction of the city library into an informational and educational center or the modernization of the sport and recreation center STaRS are also note worthy. The multifunctional WERK ARENA has been open since 2014, is now the home the HC Oceláři Třinec, and serves the social and cultural enjoyment of the wide public. In recent years, Třinec has not only built a new image for itself, but also offers its citizens a more comfortable environment for everyday life, sport, cultural enjoyment, and unique experiences. Třinec is a city that likes people.
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