INVEST MORE NEWSLETTER 8/2018
2018 has been a year of change and evolution. After a quarter-century of existence, the Regional Development Agency changed its name to Moravian-Silesian Investment and Development (MSID). The new name reflects our current focus – identifying opportunities for investment and development within the Moravian-Silesian Region and supporting development projects.
During 2018 MSID has continued to support investment opportunities throughout the Region, organizing or participating in a range of events as part of this core mission. Some events are held on a regular basis, while others are one-off seminars or meetings focusing on questions of current relevance. The events held during 2018 covered numerous topical issues and were targeted at a wide range of participants. Among the most prominent events of the year were a conference for mayors, the annual Lady Business competition (now in its fourth year), and a brownfield trip for potential investors. The annual Invest More conference – this year focusing on digitalization and automation – proved very popular. We also participated in several international events – including the Brno Engineering Fair (in a joint presentation with selected innovative companies from the Region), URBIS SMART CITY FAIR and the prestigious investment event EXPO REAL Munich, where we presented the Moravian-Silesian Region as a great place to live and do business.
During 2018 we also continued to organize meetings of businesses with representatives of the Moravian-Silesian Region. These regular meetings – held at various locations throughout the Region – help to improve communication between businesses and local government. They enable the Region to present its visions and strategic projects, and they are also a valuable opportunity for Regional representatives to hear direct feedback, opinions and suggestions from the local business community.
As part of our business aftercare programme we visited a range of companies to present Regional and national tools and opportunities for business support – including schemes to support training and education, a campaign to boost the prestige of manual trades, and a subsidy scheme for brownfield regeneration.
This year we continued to develop our ongoing cooperation with various chambers of commerce, embassies and Czech branches of foreign investors – and we also became a member of the Association for Foreign Investment (AFI). These partnerships enable us to present the Region’s investment environment and opportunities to potential foreign investors – for whom we can prepare selected investment locations to meet their specific individual requirements. These activities are coordinated via our investment web portal www.invest-msr.com, which offers detailed information on all industrial zones, development areas, brownfields, development projects and office space across the entire Moravian-Silesian Region.
Map of investment opportunities in Moravian-Silesian Region