Ostrava is the business center of the Moravian-Silesian Region4. 6. 2021
In the Moravian-Silesian Region, the business environment is the best directly in the regional capital, Ostrava. This information comes from the comparative research “City for Business”, which is, in terms of data, prepared by the analytical agency Datank. The fast-growing Frýdek-Místek comes second in terms of the north of Moravia, followed by Odry.
Ostrava boasts of excellent communication with entrepreneurs
The quality of the business environment of the Moravian-Silesian metropolis is based primarily on excellent transport accessibility and a large number of entrepreneurs. Also, building land prices are not rising as significantly in Ostrava as in other cities in the region. However, the winning city shines, above all, in the approach of the public administration towards entrepreneurs, e.g. the criteria that the City Hall directly influences. The Ostrava City Council pays sufficient attention to, for instance, the development of public transport or the promotion of culture. It offers entrepreneurs the longest office hours and is also excellent in managing websites, e.g. their content quality and clarity from the entrepreneurs’ point of view. The victory of Ostrava is underlined by the best result in the online communication test, which evaluates the quality and timeliness of answers through fictitious business questions.
Tomáš Macura, the mayor of Ostrava, discusses the results:
"Ostrava, as one of several cities, supported entrepreneurs with tens and hundreds of millions of crowns during the global pandemic COVID-19. We have announced our own program from our own budget, we give money to entrepreneurs affected by the pandemic. Last year we contributed 80 million, this year it is 50 million crowns. In addition, a lot of local fees is forgiven to support entrepreneurs. We support investments in the form of PPP projects, which no one else does, and it is something that is important for business development.”
Frýdek-Místek is developing business-wise, Odry supports small and medium-sized businesses
In Frýdek-Místek, the number of inhabitants is growing significantly, as is the number of economic entities. This is also reflected in the largest number of completed dwellings per thousand inhabitants in the region. Companies in the city offer high wages compared to others in the Moravian-Silesian Region. The City Hall devotes an above-average share of expenditure to public transport and also to social care. The friendliness of the Frýdek-Místek City Hall towards entrepreneurs is reflected in the quality of websites, where entrepreneurs can clearly find everything they need, for example, to communicate with the public administration. Odry, on the other hand, boasts of a large number of small and medium-sized companies and good transport accessibility. The City Hall keeps the cost of debt service low, and the Odry Trade Licensing Department performed well in the region in the online communication test.
For the thirteenth year in a row, the comparative research “City for Business” has evaluated the business potential of cities and municipalities in the Czech Republic. All cities and municipalities with extended powers are subjected to a detailed examination. Datank's analysts divide their data into two main categories, the business environment and the public administration approach. The research summarizes all important information and statistical data which further develop the discussion on the development of business environment in the Czech Republic. The ranking is determined in terms of individual regions as well as the whole country. This year, for the first time, the nationwide results will be outweighed by the results of comparative research focused on the regions called “Místo pro život”. A good place for business should also be a good place to live. The results of the research is announced by the weekly newspaper Ekonom, the partner is the Building Group EUROVIA CS and the Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic.