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  Floriánska 19, 040 01 Košice
        Tel.: 055.3101 160
        Fax: 055.3101 154
   E-mail: sopkrkke@sopk.sk
                                                           www.ke.sopk.sk

                                 CHAMBER – Profile



Slovak Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) is a
public service organization established by the Slovak
Chambers of Commerce Act No. 9/1992 Coll.
Its principal mission according to the law is protection
and support for its members’ inland and outland
enterprises.
SCCI is a member of the International Chamber of
Commerce in Paris and performs many activities in
accordance with international treaties and protocols,
which makes it irreplaceable by other legal entities.
This irreplaceability is expressed chiefly by issuing,
registration, and certification of business documents.
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                                 CHAMBER – Services

•   Cooperation with chambers of commerce and
    industry abroad (organization of business missions,
    seminars and workshops, cooperative-economic
    meetings, publication of business offers, searching
    for business partners, exchange of business-political
    documents and other information, etc.)
•   Performing legal, financial, and customs counseling
    in business matters
•   Providing customs-certification agenda (issuing ATA
    carnets, verifying Certificates of Origin, etc.)
•   Providing library-information services (providing
    contact details of domestic and foreign companies
    and other information about trading and enterprise
    conditions in selected countries)
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                                    CHAMBER – Services

•   Províding education activities (organizing trainings, seminars,
    and conferences regarding the most topical issues in the
    international trade, trading logistics and enterprise)
•   Publisher’s activities (publishing own specialized publications
    to support enterprise and to decrease trading risks,
    publishing generally applicable standards in international
    trade, issuing special technical, economic, and legislative
    publications)
•   Resolving property disputes regarding inland and
    international trade via the Arbitration Court of SCCI in
    Bratislava
•   Promotion of the SCCI members via the information network
    of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and other
    information media in collaboration with foreign chambers of
    commerce and industry and departments of the World Trade
    Organization
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                                CHAMBER – Services


•   Negotiation and publication of
    business offers and other
    business information
•   Presentation and representation
    of the chamber members at
    domestic and foreign
    expositions and at other
    professional events
•   Cooperation with Slovak
    embassies abroad
•   Cooperation with embassies and
    their commercial departments in
    Slovakia
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                         CHAMBER – Activities




KRC SCCI’s activities reflect entrepreneurs’ needs, heading to
strengthen their position within the Košice region. The chamber
activities focus on:

  •   Foreign business relations aiming at supporting entrepreneur
      competitiveness on both domestic and foreign market
  •   KRC SCCI focusses mainly on the countries with which it has
      relations based on tight cooperation, i.e.: Romania, Hungary,
      Ukraine, Poland, Italy
  •   Organization of business missions to and from abroad
  •   Ensuring presence at domestic and foreign expositions
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                                         CHAMBER – Activities

•   Providing counselling in the area of drawing assets from the EU
    pre-accession and structural funds
•   Targeted aid for project developing and participation in projects
    related to the activities of the chamber of commerce:

      •   Leonardo da Vinci – DEVELOPMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES FOR TELECOMMUNICATION
          INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE AREA OF COMPUTER SCIENCE „ELINA“
      •   Inetele – INTERACTIVE UNIFIED EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMME IN THE AREA OF
          ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING – „INETELE“
      •   TECLA – COOPERATION OF SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES FROM THE ITALIAN LAZIO
          REGION AND THE KOŠICE REGION
      •   GRANT PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPORT OF THE AMI, IDOS,
          IZOMAT, SLOVGLASS, AND TECHNOMETAL COMPANIES BY MEANS OF PROGRESSIVE
          BUSINESS AND MARKETING TOOLS
      •   TRANSFRONTIER COOPERATION IN THE CARPATHIAN REGION
      •   GRANT SCHEME OF THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT – INTEGRATED EDUCATION
          AND TRAINING SYSTEM FOR INNOVATIVE BUSINESS AND MARKETING
      •   ENTREPRENEUR BUSINESS INFOCENTRE OF THE KOŠICE REGION
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                               CHAMBER – Activities


•   Organization of professional trainings, seminars, work meetings, business
    dealings designed for entrepreneurial public
•   Targeted company presentations at home and abroad
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                                  CHAMBER – Offers


•   Premises and technical equipment for presentations,
    business meetings, conferences
•   Professional skills in organizing contracting meetings
    and missions
•   Complex provision of business trips abroad
     • Arranging business meetings with foreign partners,
       booking accommodation, transport to airports
       (Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Vienna), organizing
       cultural and social events during business trips
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                                  CHAMBER – Offers


•   Creating multimedia presentations for companies in the
    form of CD business cards and presentation CDs
•   Digital processing of commercial materials and
    publications
•   Creating company websites and locating them on the SCCI
    server
•   Company ads on the SCCI website
•   Publication of business offers in the chambers of
    commerce network
•   Searching for prospective business partners for companies
    using Internet sources and CD catalogues

Benefits for SCCI members in the form of discounts from all the services and
                    activities provided by the chamber
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                         CHAMBER – Contacts



KRC SCCI KOŠICE                   SCCI office Spišská Nová Ves
Floriánska 19                     Letná 49
040 01 KOŠICE                     052 01 Spišská Nová Ves
Tel.: +421-55-3101 151            Tel.: +421 53 4423 920
Fax: +421-55-3101 156             Fax: +421 53 4423 920
E-mail: sopkrkke@sopk.sk          E-mail: sopksn@stonline.sk
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REGION – Geography and Population

                            • Southeastern Slovakia
                            • 2nd largest Slovak region
                            • area 6 755 km2
                            • population 778 120
                            • population density 115,2/km2
                            • capital – city of Košice
                            • number of districts 11 (Košice I- IV,
                              Košice-vidiek, Michalovce, Trebišov,
                              Sobrance, Rožňava, Gelnica, Spišská N.
                              Ves)
                            • excellent location for developing
                              economic relations with neighboring
                              countries (Hungary, Ukraine, Poland)
                            • Praha-Čierna nad Tisou railway line
                              (connects Western Europe with Ukraine)
                            • railway line connecting the North with
                              the South (from Poland to Hungary)
                            • Košice international airport, allows
                              landing of BOEING 747
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                 REGION – Geography and Population

                  Populations and population densities in 2009


                               Share on                 Share on total Population
                  Area in
    District                 total region   Population population of density per
                   km 2
                              area in %                the region in %   1 km 2

Košice I.             85,4            1,3       67 336             8,7      788,5
Košice II.            80,6            1,2       80 763            10,4    1 002,0
Košice III.           16,9            0,3       29 682             3,8    1 756,3
Košice IV.            60,9            0,9       56 099             7,2      921,2
Košice-okolie      1 535,1           22,7      115 192            14,8       75,0
Gelnica              584,4            8,7       31 365             4,0       53,7
Michalovce         1 018,6           15,1      110 080            14,2      108,1
Rožňava            1 173,3           17,4       61 827             7,9       52,7
Spišská N. Ves       587,4            8,7       97 329            12,5      165,7
Sobrance             538,2            8,0       23 222             3,0       43,1
Trebišov           1 073,7           15,9      105 225            13,5       98,0
TOTAL                6 755            100      778 120            100       115,2
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                            REGION – Geography and Population

                          Universities and high schools in the Košice region
Technical university of Košice (9 faculties)
  •Faculty of Mining, Ecology, Process Control and
  Geotechnology
  •Faculty of Metallurgy
  •Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
  •Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
  •Faculty of Civil Engineering
  •Faculty of Economics                            23 117 university students
  •Faculty of Manufacturing Technologies
  •Faculty of Arts                                 42 713 high school students
  •Faculty of Aeronautics
Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice (5 faculties)
  •Faculty of Medicine
  •Faculty of Science
  •Faculty of Arts
  •Faculty of Law
  •Faculty of Public Administration
  University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in
  Košice
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Slovak Paradise


                                           The Slovak Paradise
                                           National park is located
                                           in the district of Spišská
                                           Nová Ves and it offers
                                           all-season recreation
                                           possibilities in its centres,
                                           such as Podlesok,
                                           Čingov, Mlynky.
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Slovak Karst


                                           The Slovak Karst is
                                           situated in the Rožňava
                                           district. It contains unique
                                           cave formations and
                                           canyons (Dobšinská Ice
                                           Cave, Domica Cave,
                                           Silická Ľadnica Abyss,
                                           Gombasecká Cave,
                                           Ochtinská Aragonite
                                           Cave).
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Palcmanská Maša


                                           The Palcmanská Maša
                                           water reservoir and the
                                           Dedinky ski centre in the
                                           Slovak Paradise.
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments



                                           Krásna Hôrka and
                                           Betliar


                                           The Krásna Hôrka Castle
                                           and the Betliar Manor
                                           House in the Rožňava
                                           district.
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Spiš Castle


                                           The ruins of Spiš Castle
                                           form (with the area of
                                           41 426 m²) one of the
                                           largest castle sites in
                                           Central Europe. The
                                           castle was included in
                                           the UNESCO list
                                           of World Heritage Sites in
                                           1993.
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Košice


                                           The City of Košice
                                           historical monuments:
                                           St. Elisabeth Cathedral,
                                           St. Michael Chapel, St.
                                           Urban tower.
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REGION – Beauties of Nature and Historical Monuments




                                           Michalovce,
                                           Sobrance
                                           Locations in the
                                           Michalovce and
                                           Sobrance districts visited
                                           by tourists: Zemplínska
                                           Šírava water reservoir,
                                           Vinné lake, Vinné Castle,
                                           National nature reserve
                                           Morské Oko in the
                                           Vihorlat Protected
                                           Landscape Area.
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                  REGION – Structure of economy




 TRADITIONAL INDUSTRIES              SECTORS WITH VISIBLE GROWTH
                                             POTENTIAL
Metallurgic industry                    A group of various categories:
Industry of machine engineering         IT technologies
Electrical industry                     Metallurgy
Food-processing industry                Chemical industry
Textile industry                        Mechatronics
Wood-processing industry                Biotechnologies
                                        Rubber industry
                                        Paper and pulp industry
                                        Secondary conversion of wood
                                        Tertiary sector

                                        Industrial parks
                                        Business incubators
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                                       REGION – Structure of economy

                                                     Entrepreneurial entities


                           number           s hare        index     number        s hare      index       s hare in
         Area             up to 31.12.      in S R      31.12.2009 up to 31.12.    in S R   31.12.2009 total No. of
                             2009            in %       31.12.2008    2009          in %    31.12.2008 enterpris es
                                                                                                        in reg ion(% )
S R total                     127 409                          106,2    126 739         100       106,3          99,5
per region:
 B ratis lavs ký                43 034           33,8          109,7     42 920        33,9        109,7         99,7
 T rnavs ký                     11 886            9,3          108,1     11 822         9,3        108,2         99,5
 T renč ians ky                 11 107            8,7          101,1     11 030         8,7        101,1         99,3
 Nitrians ky                    12 422            9,8          106,5     12 333         9,7        106,5         99,3
 Žilins ký                      12 246            9,6          104,1     12 179         9,6        104,2         99,5
 B ans kobys tric ký            11 341            8,9          105,0     11 200         8,9        105,0         98,8
 P reš ovs ký                   12 077            9,5          104,7     12 043         9,5        104,7         99,7
 K oš ic ký                     13 296           10,4          102,7     13 212        10,4        102,7         99,4
1) including enterpris es with unknown num ber of em ployees
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                           REGION – Structure of economy

                 Employees and average salaries according to the Slovak Regions


                                      Average rec orded                Average nominal wages
                                 number of employees                         per month
         Area
                            2009         index 2009 s hare in S R        2009       index 2009
                         (nat.pers .)          2008      (% )           (E UR )           2008
S R total                  1 273 458           95,1           100,0         808,09       102,5
per region:
 B ratis lavs ký             401 666          99,5             31,5        1051,13       102,3
 T rnavs ký                  109 058          93,4              8,6         751,21       101,5
 T renč ians ky              131 552          93,0             10,3         688,08       102,2
 Nitrians ky                 121 511          92,1              9,5         683,07       102,6
 Žilins ký                   130 203          92,9             10,2         715,50       101,2
 B ans kobys tric ký         131 184          93,4             10,3         661,03       100,5
 P reš ovs ký                111 749          92,6              8,8         621,36       104,5
 K oš ic ký                  136 536          94,6             10,7         747,90       101,5
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                                REGION – Structure of economy

           Employees and average salaries according to the economic activity sectors in 2009


                                                       Av erag e recorded         Av erag e nominal
          S ector of economic activ ities              No. of employees           wag es per month
                                                           (nat.pers .)                 (E UR )
information and communications                                           2 677                  1376,22
F inances and ins urance                                                   540                   976,62
R eal es tate                                                            1 411                   631,05
E xpert, s cientific, technical activities                               1 391                   847,98
Adminis tration and s upporting s ervices                                6 362                   463,64
Mandatory s ocial ins urance                                            12 548                   913,23
E ducation                                                              23 233                   646,18
Health care, s ocial aid                                                16 150                   675,18
Arts , entertainment, recreation                                         1 461                   551,38
O ther                                                                   2 052                   462,73
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                                     REGION – Unemployment

                       Unemployment according to the selective determination of labour
                                                  force

                                    Number of unemployed                       Unemployment rate
                                 2009      s hare     index                    2009      c hang e c omp.
         Area
                             (thous .ppl.) in S R      2009                     (% )         to 2008
                                            in %       2008                                 in points
S R total                          324,20      100,0      125,9                     12,1              2,5
per region:
 B ratis lavs ký                      16,3             5,0         131,5            4,7              1,1
 T rnavs ký                           27,5             8,5         150,3            9,1              2,9
 T renč ians ky                       21,4             6,6         154,0            7,3              2,6
 Nitrians ky                          45,7            14,1         144,2           13,0              4,2
 Žilins ký                            35,4            10,9         136,7           10,6              2,9
 B ans kobys tric ký                  59,8            18,4         100,5           18,8              0,6
 P reš ovs ký                         62,4            19,2         128,1           16,2              3,2
 K oš ic ký                           55,8            17,2         118,2           15,5              2,0
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                                                      REGION – Unemployment

                                  Unemployed population in Slovak Republic (according to the regions) in 2008
                       70
                                                                                       59,5
                       60
thousands of persons




                                                                                                   48,7         47,2
                       50

                       40
                                                                31,7
                       30                                                     25,9

                                          18,3
                       20                            13,9
                             12,4
                       10

                        0
                            Bratislava    Trnava    Trenčín      Nitra        Žilina   Banská      Prešov       Košice
                                                                                       Bystrica

                                                                         region
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                                          REGION – Investments


                         Development of foreign investments in Slovakia and in the region
                                                    of Košice
            450 000


            400 000


            350 000


            300 000


            250 000
v mil. Sk




                                                                                               Slovensko
                                                                                               Košický kraj
            200 000


            150 000


            100 000


             50 000


                 0
                      2000         2001         2002         2003         2004          2005
                                                       Rok
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                          REGION – Investments

The fpllowing foreign companies have significantly contributed to the development of
                                   the region:


      •    U.S.Steel, s.r.o (USA) - Košice
      •    FAURECIA, s.a. (FRA) - Košice
      •    JOBELSA SLOVENSKO, s.r.o. (ESP) - Košice
      •    GIVER SLOVENSKO, s.r.o. (ESP) - Košice
      •    EMBRACO SLOVAKIA , s.r.o., (ITA,BRA) - Spišská Nová Ves
      •    PANASONIC AVC NETWORKS SLOVAKIA s.r.o., Krompachy
      •    TNT LOGISTICS, s.r.o., Spišská Nová Ves
      •    MAURICE WARD&Co., s.r.o., (IRL) - Spišská Nová Ves
      •    YAZAKI, Michalovce
      •    BOSCH-SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE , Michalovce
      •    GETRAG FORD, Kechnec
      •    MAGNETI MARELLI, Kechnec
      •    VALEO, Košice
      •    T-SYSTEMS SLOVAKIA, Košice
      •    NESS SLOVAKIA, Košice
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                                   REGION – Investments


                         Largest foreign investments in the Košice region




                                                                                          No. of     Invested
           Investor           Location        Country of origin       Industry
                                                                                        employees    amounts
U.S. Steel LLC           Košice               USA                 Metallurgy                14000   700 mil. USD
YAZAKI                   Michalovce           Japan               Electr. engineering        1731    10 mil. EUR
EMBRACO SLOVAKIA         Spišská N. Ves       Italy, Brazil       Machine engin.             2300    82 mil. USD
SCA HYGIENE PRODUCTS     Gemerská Hôrka       Sweden              Paper industry              383
TRIPLUS                  Spišská N. Ves       Malaysia            Plastics                    580   4.3 mil. EUR
PANASONIC AVC NETWORKS   Krompachy            Japan               Electr. Engineering        1071
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        REGION – Industrial Parks


Most significant industrial parks in the Košice region
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REGION – Industrial Parks


  Industrial park in Michalovce
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REGION – Industrial Parks


  Industrial park in Kechnec
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REGION – The most important companies



                                   U.S. Steel Košice, s.r.o.
                                   (metallurgic processing of
                                   pig iron and steel,
                                   fabrication of products of
                                   secondary metallurgic
                                   manufacturing, steel
                                   frames for constructions,
                                   pipes, plates, rolled
                                   plates, coil plates and
                                   other products)
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REGION – The most important companies



                                   Embraco Slovakia,
                                   s.r.o.


                                   (production of pumps and
                                   compressors)
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         REGION – The most important companies



SCA Hygiene Products,                       SCA Hygiene Products,
                                            s.r.o.
s.r.o.
                                            (production of paper and
                                            pulp, hygienic products
                                            for females and infants,
                                            including raw materials
                                            for these products)
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REGION – The most important companies


                                   Chemko, a.s. Strážske


                                   (manufacturing products
                                   of organic, inorganic,
                                   rubber, and diphenyl
                                   chemistry, production of
                                   adhesives, polymer
                                   ingredients, technical
                                   gases, cyclohexanone,
                                   cyclohexane, nitrogen
                                   fertilizers)
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REGION – The most important companies


                                   Východoslovenská
                                   energetika a.s.


                                   (purchase, distribution,
                                   and sale of electricity to
                                   supply population and
                                   companies)
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   REGION – The most important companies



       TERMOSTAV-MRÁZ, s.r.o., Košice
           VAGÓNKA, a.s., Trebišov
  BOSCH – SIEMENS HAUSGERÄTE, Michalovce
PANASONIC AVC NETWORKS SLOVAKIA, Krompachy
   SYRÁREŇ BEL SLOVENSKO a.s., Michalovce
             SEZ a.s., Krompachy
        NOVES s.r.o, Spišská Nová Ves
             REGULA a.s., Košice
              TELEGRAFIA a.s.
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                 REGION – Why invest in the Košice region

                       Why invest in the Košice region ?




• Košice – the second most important centre in Slovakia
• Geographic position suitable primarily for business development and transit
  (the centres of near-border regions of four countries: Hungary, Poland,
  Romania, and Ukraine are within the 200km range)
• Huge portion of population are in their productive age
• Sufficient potential of qualified workforce with high proportion of
  professionals with university education
• The region’s economy is open to the foreign capital investments
• More than 20,000 businesses operate in Košice, accounting for more than
  9% of the Slovak GDP
• Many production areas and facilities with ready-made infrastructure are not
  fully exploited
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                  REGION – Why invest in the Košice region

                         Why invest in the Košice region ?


• High concentration of general and specialized state and municipal
  institutions
• The city master plan includes attractive locations for investments (both in
  greenfield industrial parks or in existing brownfields), enabling a fast start
  for construction
• A well-established business environment with science, research,
  development, and universities
• An increasing demand for housing, quality services, and jobs as well as
  high degree of mobility, very competitive labour costs, advanced level of
  education and proficiency in foreign languages and IT skills among the
  younger generation
• Mineral resources and geothermal springs with exploitation perspectives
  (energy sources)
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                  REGION – Why invest in the Košice region

                        Transportation and Logistics


                                                               Distances to
• All regional industrial centres are connected by an       European cities
  arterial road network. International roads E 50
                                                          City       Distance
  (Bratislava-Košice-Ukraine), E 68 (Hungary-Košice-
  Prešov) connect southeastern Europe with the            Budapest 262 km
  Baltic Sea                                              Bratislava 402 km
• Railway crossroads of lines connecting western,         Brno        468 km
  eastern, northern and southern Europe (city lies on     Warsaw      500 km
  the AGTC line connecting Hungary and Poland)            Kiev        850 km
• Near the city of Košice lies the Košice International   Munich      884 km
  Airport with the longest landing runway in the
                                                          Berlin      1140 km
  Slovak Republic, meeting international aviatic
  landing and take off standards for all types of         Frankfurt 1210 km
  airplanes and both passenger and cargo transport        Geneva      1509 km
                                                          Brussels 1550 km
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                  REGION – Why invest in the Košice region

                           Transportation and Logistics




• The city of Košice lies near the border of the Schengen area (92km)
• International road connections (E50–Ukraine, E71–Hungary, E371–Poland)
• Construction of the R4 expressway from Košice to Hungarian borders
  started in August 2010 with planned completion in 2013
• Direct motorway route towards Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna starts in
  Miskolc (HU), located 70km south of Košice
• Two types of railway connection: standard (European) and broad-gauged
  (Russian standard) rails connect Europe with Ukraine and Russia
• The Košice International Airport served over 352,000 passengers in 2009,
  including flights to Bratislava, Vienna, and other European destinations
• The airport also handles cargo transportation. It has been privatized and is
  now operated by a daughter company of Vienna Airport
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                   REGION – Why invest in the Košice region

                             Slovak Government State Aid


If an investor meets certain conditions as stated in the Act on Investment Aid
   (Act 561/2007 Coll.), it can apply for one of the following types of state aid:
• Subsidy for the acquisition of non-current tangible or intangible assets
• Income tax relief
• Contribution for new jobs
• Transfer of intangible assets or replacement of intangible assets at a price
   lower than the general value of the asset



     The maximum amount of state
     aid in the Slovak Republic 
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                  REGION – Why invest in the Košice region


                           Slovak Government State Aid


Key factors for granting state aid:
• Amount of the investment
• Region where the project will be implemented
• Rate of unemployment in the region
• Number of directly and indirectly created jobs
• Technological standard, innovation
• Amount of costs incurred on education
• Share of highly qualified staff
• Impact on the environment
• Quality of the investment plan and completeness of the application/request
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                              REGION – Košice

                                The bests of Košice


• Košice was the first town in Europe to be granted its own coat of arms. The
  first European municipal coat of arms was granted to Košice by King Louis I
  (the Great) of Hungary in 1369.
• St. Elisabeth Cathedral is the largest cathedral in the Slovak Republic and
  the easternmost cathedral built in the Western Gothic style. Some architects
  therefore claim that through Košice runs the architectonic frontier between
  Eastern and Western Medieval Europe. The Cathedral also provides home to
  a technical curiosity – the only Gothic double spiral-staircase in Europe.
• The oldest Slovak transportation service was established in Košice in 1891.
  Starting with a horse tram, the company reached full electrification in 1914.
  Nowadays a commemorating passenger wagon is drawn by a horse each
  summer on the otherwise pedestrian main street.
• The Košice International Peace Marathon is the oldest annual marathon race
  in Europe (since 1924). It is also the second oldest marathon race in the
  world after the Boston Marathon (not including the ancient marathon race).
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                                The bests of Košice


• The Golden Treasure of Košice is one of the largest and most significant
  European treasures. It contains a hoard of 2,920 gold coins from the 15th -
  17th century coined in 81 mints of Europe, three medals, and a Renaissance
  gold chain 214 cm in length, giving a total amount of 11kg of gold.
• The Košice ZOO is the third largest European ZOO with total area of 296ha,
  after the Slimbridge ZOO and the Woburn ZOO in the UK. Its number of
  animals per area ratio is relatively low and it focusses mainly on Euro-Asian
  fauna, hence it can be labelled ecological.
• The Slovak Technical Museum in Košice is the only one of its kind in
  Slovakia.
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                         Outstanding personalities of Košice


• Košice is the hometown of Béla Gerster (1850-1923), the chief engineer of
  the Corinth Canal and the co-locator of the Panama Canal route.
• Aurel Stodola (1859-1942), the Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor,
  graduated from Košice Upper Real School and later taught Albert Einstein
  as a professor at the Swiss Polytechnical Institute. His book Steam and Gas
  Turbines was the basic reference for engineers working on the first
  generation of jet propulsion engines in the US.
• Sándor Márai (1900-1989), a Hungarian writer and journalist, was born in
  Košice. Although a speaker of four languages, his work was translated into
  more than forty and it is now considered to be part of the European
  Twentieth Century literary canon.
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                             REGION – Košice

                            Oncoming events in Košice


• November 14, 1850 – Day of establishment of the Chamber of Commerce
  and Industry (Bratislava and Košice regional chambers), i.e. the 160th
  anniversary
• April-May 2011 – Ice Hockey World Championships (Bratislava, Košice)
• October 2, 2011 – Košice International Peace Marathon
• 2013 – European Capital of Culture (together with Marseilles)

				
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