Table 25 Foreign investment in the County prior to January 2011

Country

Number of companies

Number of employees

Austria

2

357

Belgium

1

332

Italy

3

231

Hungary

1

140

Germany

2

50

Slovenia

2

552

Switzerland

1

630

Source: Croatian Chamber of Economy, Krapina County Chamber

Analysis of foreign investment in the Krapina-Zagorje County shows that foreign investors in 2009 employed in their businesses a total of 6.35 % of all those employed in legal entities in the Krapina-Zagorje County.

Most of the investments were achieved in the sectors of production of pre-fabricated metal products with the exemption of machinery and equipment, but included non-metal mineral products, the textile industry and commercial trade.

According to the data from the Krapina-Zagorje County, the Administrative Department of Economy and Tourism and the database at the Zagorje Development Agency and various surveys, most investors pointed out a high-quality workforce, favourable geographic location and access to new markets as the biggest advantages of the Krapina-Zagorje County.