torek, november 16, 2004

Neither Ljubljana nor Maribor attractive to business

A report published in the Austrian weekly Format showed that Ljubljana and Maribor rank near the bottom among new EU cities and soon-to-be EU cities attractive to foreign businesses. Of the 28 cities covered, Ljubljana ranked 20th and Maribor 23rd. The report was conducted by the Capgemini consulting firm.

Cities were ranked according to scores in five categories: quality and cost of labor, quality of infrastructure, access to international suppliers, and living standards for foreigners.

Maribor mayor Boris Sovič told Finance that his city ranked well in the labor and international suppliers categories, and he believed it did well with regard to expatriates’ living standards even tough Maribor does not have an international primary school.

Finance had difficulties finding someone to speak on record from the Ljubljana city administration, and a representative of the city council said simply that they were not familiar with the report. Ljubljana scored fourth place with regard to quality of infrastructure (behind Budapest, Zagreb and Prague) and fifth in living standards (behind Budapest, Warsaw, Prague and Sofija) [Finance / 17.10.04 / Ljubljana and Maribor Not Attractive to Foreign Business and Ljubljana in Maribor za tujce neprivlačna].

Eastern European Cities Most Attractive To Business


1. Budapest, Hungary
2. Krakow, Poland
3. Warsaw, Poland
4. Poznan, Poland
5. Prague, Czech Republic
6. Wroclaw, Poland


7. Ostrava, Czech Republic
8. Brno, Czech Republic
9. Varna, Bulgaria
10. Košice, Slovakia
11. Sofija, Bulgaria
12. Miškolc, Hungary
13. Lodz, Poland
14. Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
15. Trnava, Slovakia


16. Gyor, Hungary
17. Plzen, Czech Republic
18. Olszlyn, Poland
19. Debrecen, Hungary


20. Ljubljana, Slovenia
21. Bratislava, Slovakia
22. Bucharest, Romania
23. Maribor, Slovenia
24. Zagreb, Croatia
25. Kyiv, Ukraine
26. Odessa, Ukraine
27. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
28. Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro


At 11:31 dop., Blogger editor said...

More on this at ICE / 26.11.04 / Ljubljana and Maribor "unattractive" to foreign investors? at


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