Why invest in Podravje statistical region?​

6 reasons to invest in Podravje

1. Work Force

Availability of highly qualified, educated and multilingual workforce.

2. Industrial base

The Podravje Region has enjoyed the reputation of a strong industrial region.

3. Strategic location

Lucrative access to the central and eastern Europe including western Balkan region.

4. Perfect logistics

Perfect logistic infrastructure and world class ICT properties.

5. Quality of life

The Podravje region provides the ideal environment for tourism in general.

6. Thriving industry

Large industrial companies are part of development policies in Slovenia.

Did you know there are more than 98 business zones in Podravje?

1. Work Force

Availability of highly qualified, educated and multilingual workforce

Slovenia has a very well-educated population with excellent foreign language skills.

A high proportion of the population has a university degree. Over 70% of population can have a conversation in at least two foreign languages.

English, German and Italian are mostly used.  Self motivation and efficiency is integral part of Slovenian business culture

1. Work Force

Availability of highly qualified, educated and multilingual workforce

Slovenia has a very well-educated population with excellent foreign language skills.

A high proportion of the population has a university degree. Over 70% of population can have a conversation in at least two foreign languages.

English, German and Italian are mostly used.  Self motivation and efficiency is integral part of Slovenian business culture

2. Solid industrial base

The Podravje Region has enjoyed the reputation of a strong industrial region in the past century.

Most companies were in the processing industries such as: metal-processing, chemical, supply of constructing materials and much more.

2. Solid industrial base

The Podravje Region has enjoyed the reputation of a strong industrial region in the past century.

Most companies were in the processing industries such as: metal-processing, chemical, supply of constructing materials and much more.

3. Strategic location

Strategic location and lucrative access to the central and eastern part of Europe including western Balkan region

Setting up a company in Podravje, means setting up in the heart of Europe! Located on Europe’s main north-south and east-west traffic corridors Podravje has a highly developed transport network connected to all major European capitals.

By motorway Podravje is just a day’s journey for 180 million Europeans. Thanks to its geographic location.

3. Strategic location

Strategic location and lucrative access to the central and eastern part of Europe including western Balkan region

Setting up a company in Podravje, means setting up in the heart of Europe! Located on Europe’s main north-south and east-west traffic corridors Podravje has a highly developed transport network connected to all major European capitals.

By motorway Podravje is just a day’s journey for 180 million Europeans. Thanks to its geographic location.

4. Perfect logistics

Perfect logistic infrastructure and world class ICT properties

Due to it’s geographic position the Podravje region can be used as a gateway to the regional markets and thus the investors can benefit from expanding their business through regional supportive environment including pro-business infrastructure.

Podravje’s infrastructure enables inland transport of goods, reliable electricity and gas.

4. Perfect logistics

Perfect logistic infrastructure and world class ICT properties

Due to it’s geographic position the Podravje region can be used as a gateway to the regional markets and thus the investors can benefit from expanding their business through regional supportive environment including pro-business infrastructure.

Podravje’s infrastructure enables inland transport of goods, reliable electricity and gas.

5. Quality of life

Exceptional quality of life

The Podravje region provides the ideal environment for tourism in general and for medical tourism in particular. 

Stunning locations are easily reached by road, air, rail and sea, people are friendly, fine food and excellent local wine – a potential still waiting to be developed.

5. Quality of life

Exceptional quality of life

The Podravje region provides the ideal environment for tourism in general and for medical tourism in particular. 

Stunning locations are easily reached by road, air, rail and sea, people are friendly, fine food and excellent local wine – a potential still waiting to be developed.

6. Industry clusters

Thriving industry clusters

In the past large industrial companies have been an instrument of regional development policy in Slovenia.

Now the cluster initiatives in the regions are taking this role over. 

Slovenia’s regions have many kinds of experience in the field of supporting end encouraging clustering, networking and cooperation.

6. Industry clusters

Thriving industry clusters

In the past large industrial companies have been an instrument of regional development policy in Slovenia.

Now the cluster initiatives in the regions are taking this role over. 

Slovenia’s regions have many kinds of experience in the field of supporting end encouraging clustering, networking and cooperation.

What others say about Slovenia

»Slovenia lives to the promise of being an excellent location with its well-developed transport infrastructure that enables fast access to other European markets. As traffic jams are an exception, Sunday trips to the places of interest or a ride to the coast do not take long on the road.«

Johannes Hoedlmayr, CEO

Hödlmayr International AG

»Tradition, experience, and knowledge, combined with that little extra, that each individual is giving in creating new products and offering the best service, are making us a competent partner to our global customers. It is nothing but profitable investment.«

Troels H. Petersen, President

Danfoss

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