Třinec is the winner of the competition City for Business in the MS region

31. 8. 2020

The City of Třinec won the 12th annual competition City for Business of the Moravian-Silesian Region. The second place went to the city of Ostrava and the last year's winner, Frýdek-Místek, finished third.

In the part of the research that evaluates business environment, the triumphant Třinec scores high with its immense growth of the number of economic entities as well as with its low unemployment and even long-term unemployment numbers within the region. Above all, the city deserves the first place because of its excellent results in the area of ​​public administration. Specifically, Třinec has the highest number of office hours in the region, very low expenses of the city hall in terms of debt service, or high liquidity. The city of steelmakers also spends above-average funds on education and public transport. Regarding the nationwide regional comparison of entrepreneurs' satisfaction with the work of city’s town halls, Třinec included, the Moravian-Silesian region has the best score. Our entrepreneurs are satisfied not only with the range of office hours, but also with helpfulness and willingness to solve problems, the quality of electronic communication and the support of public transport.

Ostrava has the highest share of small and medium-sized companies, while Frýdek-Místek has a high-quality website

Ostrava can be proud of the highest share of small and medium-sized companies and a very high number of students and apprentices in vocational education. The excellent transport accessibility of the Moravian-Silesian metropolis significantly contributes to the development of the business environment. This evaluation of the public administration can be used to highlight above-average results in the electronic communication test, which ascertains the quality and timeliness of e-mail responses through fictitious business inquiries. Ostrava City Hall also donates enough money to support culture. Bronze-winning Frýdek-Místek has an above-average share of economic entities, a very high increase in population of economically active people, which is also due to the low age index. Therefore, the rapid development of housing construction in the city cannot come as a surprise. On the other hand, Frýdek-Místek does not neglect the care of socially disadvantaged people, as can be seen from the above-average expenses in the sector of social care. The city also excelled in terms of website support. Entrepreneurs can find all the information they need for their growth organized on the website.

"Comparative research in the form of the competition City for Business helps local governments to orientate themselves in the business environment through sharing their experiences. The public can in turn evaluate the work of its representatives based on a compiled ranking of the best cities with the greatest business potential. Sharing good practice and experience from other regions are opportunities that the City for Business research offers to local governments. It is also the reason why the Union of Cities and Municipalities of the Czech Republic supports it,” says František Lukl, Chairman of the Union of Cities and Municipalities.

For the twelfth year in a row, the comparative research City for Business evaluates the business potential of cities and municipalities in the Czech Republic. All cities and municipalities with extended powers are subjected to a detailed evaluation. Analysts at Datank, which is behind the data research, divide their ratings into two main categories, the business environment and approach to public administration. It evaluates the ranking of individual regions and also of the whole country. The research summarizes all important information and statistical data, which further supports the discussion regarding the development of the business environment in the Czech Republic. This year, analysts put more emphasis on the category which deals with the approach to public administration and which can be directly influenced through the activities of city halls. A questionnaire survey among entrepreneurs on how satisfied they are with the services of city halls in individual areas was also included, as well as a questionnaire finding out what activities the city hall organizes for entrepreneurs and beyond. The aim was to take into consideration the fact that the City for Business must also be a place where it is not only entrepreneurs who live well, but also their family members and their customers. The research is announced by the weekly newspaper Ekonom, a partner of the EUROVIA CS Construction Group.