Why Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County ?. General information for potential foreign investors. Located in the geometrical center of Europe. Hungary. Access to all EU and non-EU markets. Public Administrative Division. Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County. Area: 7 247 km 2 Population: 725 780 (2006)
WhyBorsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County ? General information for potential foreign investors
Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County • Area: 7 247 km2 • Population: 725 780 (2006) • No. of settlements: 357 • Capital city: Miskolc (population 181 565)
GDP per capita (2004) 1 365 150 HUF (~ 5 460.6 EUR) GDP at market prices: PPS per inhabitant 9 221.5 PPS=Purchasing Power Standard (2004) Average gross wage per month 142 392 HUF (2006) (~ 570 EUR) Minimum gross wage per month 65 500 HUF (2007) (~ 262 EUR) Number of employed (2006) 238 300 Unemployment rate (ILO; 2006) 12.0 %
Comparison of GDP at market prices(PPS per inhabitant: 2004) PPS = Purchasing Power Standard
European Union support and national co-financing
Development of Expressway Road Systems 2003 - 2006
Access by Road • 180 kilometers between downtown Budapest and downtown Miskolc. • Duration of travel is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes on the M3, M30 expressway.
Access by Railroad • 185 kilometers between Budapest Keleti (East) Railroad Station and Miskolc Tiszai Railroad Station. • Duration of travel is 1 hour 52 minutes by comfortable InterCity service with 1st and 2nd class coaches.
Kosice International Airport The airport is located 80 kilometers North of Miskolc on the M30 highway. The airport is capable of serving small „business“ aircrafts to Boeing 767 or Airbus 300. Debrecen Regional Airport The airport is located 100 kilometers East of Miskolc on the M3 expressway and M35 highway. The airport is capable of serving small „business“ aircrafts to Boeing 737 or Airbus 310, Airbus 320.
Miskolc Sport Airport A small sports airport located North of Miskolc with a grass runway. Can of receive small airplanes capable of landing on grass and helicopters.
Sátoraljaújhely Kazincbarcika Tiszaújváros Ózd
Diosgyőr Miskolc-Alsózsolca Sajóbábony and …….. Encs, Mezőkövesd, Szerencs, Szikszó, besides other available sites.
Miskolc University • 85 hectare university campus • 15 000 students, 800 lecturers, 1 200 other staff • Faculties: Economics, Law, Fine-Arts, Earth Science, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (and Electrical Engineering; Mechatronics), - Comenius Teacher Training College - Institute of Health-care Studies - Bartók Béla Institute of Music • Research Institute of Applied Chemistry
Main Technical, Economical and Judicial Research Activities of Miskolc University • Material sciences • Geotechnical systems and (solid and fluid) mineral production, applied (engineering) geology, utilisation of natural resources • Mechanical, electrical and information sciences • Basic mechanics, research of solid and fluid continua, mechatronics • Design of machines and structures, production processes and technologies • Mechanical, logistics and information systems • Research in electrical systems and industrial automation • Environment protection • High temperature technologies, metallurgy • European Union issues: legal harmonisation, economic and political integration, history of the common institutions • The development of the Hungarian state, the legal system and law with special regard to the development tendencies in European law • Theory and practice of entrepreneurship, management
Bay Zoltán Foundation for Applied Research Institute of Logistics and Production Engineering • Main R & D activities: - information technology, • structural integrity, • recycling and logistics, • abrasive waterjet cutting, • intelligent transport-vehicle systems, • Nanotechnology Research Center to be in operation in cooperation with the Federation of Russia in 2006.
Why Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County? • because of the political and legislative stability: - Hungary’s membership of the European Union and of the NATO guarantees a long-term political stability, economical growth, - regulations regarding to investment incentives are in harmony with EU legislation, constant and foreseeable. • because of the cost factor: - available low-cost industrial sites supplied with necessary infrastructure, - available good quality, inexpensivetransportation infrastucture: highway, railroad, access to airports,
- average salaries are far lower than those in Western European countries and in other parts of Hungary, - the 16 % company tax is one of the lowest within the European Union and can be reduced by different tax incentives, - different forms of central-, regional- and local tax benefits, direct incentives for investments and special incentive packages for large investments. • because of the market factor: - direct, custom-free access to a single market of more than 450 million people, - the County’s geographical location provides easy access to the growing Russian and Ukrainian markets, - existing SME’s provide a good quality production background.
because of the competence factor: - Miskolc University and secondary level educational institutes provide a well-trained, value-added workforce, - R & D activities provide a growing background for production and innovation. • because many foreign companies found it worthwhile, for example: Bosch (DE), General Electric (US), AES Corp. (US), Sanmina Enclosure Systems (US), Jabil Circuits (US), Columbian Chemicals (US), AKZO Nobel (NL), Groupe Air Liquide (FR), Groupe SNPE (FR), Interbrew (BE), Nestlé (CH), Shinwa (JP), Jiangsu Standard Parts Factory (CN), just to mention a few.
and last but not least, • because of the beauties and values of the County, • such as …………..
JÓSVAFŐ SÁROSPATAK MISKOLC TISZAÚJVÁROS BOGÁCS THERMAL SPAS&MEDICINAL CAVESin Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County MEZŐKÖVESD
Thank you for your attention. Prepared by: Frank Varga, senior counselor of foreign affairs, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen County Government Sources: Hungary Central Statistics Office: http://portal.ksh.hu/portal/page?_pageid=201,409635&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL EUROSTAT: http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136162,0_45572076&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136173,0_45570701&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Eurostat Yearbook 2005: page 142
Thank you 谢谢 准备 : Frank Varga, 资深顾问 Sources: Hungary Central Statistics Office: http://portal.ksh.hu/portal/page?_pageid=201,409635&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL EUROSTAT: http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136162,0_45572076&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL http://epp.eurostat.cec.eu.int/portal/page?_pageid=0,1136173,0_45570701&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén