The historic capital of the Moravian region, Brno is the cultural and economic heart of the Czech Republic’s east. And with good reason: the city’s enviable location, coupled with local business incentives and an affordable cost of living, makes it increasingly attractive to Czechs and foreigners alike. The city lies at the intersection of the D1 and D2 highways and the Srvatka and Svitava rivers, with convenient transport links to major cities such as Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava, all of which fall within a 200-kilometre radius.
While the Czech capital, Prague, receives the lion’s share of international attention, Brno has quietly established itself as a major economic player. The city’s 13 universities account for some of its diversity—some 30,000 foreigners from 150 countries call it home—and furnish growing businesses with an educated, highly skilled work force. The “Czech Silicon Valley” is also a growing hub for research and technology. What’s more, Brno’s famous trade fairs regularly attract business leaders and entrepreneurs from across Central Europe. Some 55.7 billion CZK in FDI flowed into the city in 2017, making it the country’s second-most attractive target for foreign investors after the capital.
CTP has a very strong presence in Brno and the South Moravian region, including six industrial parks around Brno (Brno, Brno South, Modřice, Blučina, Holubice, and the inner-city industrial park Brno Líšeň) and three modern office parks in the city centre (Vlněna, Ponávka and Spielberk).
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