STRENGTHS

Natural resources and infrastructure

Economy

Human resources

Conditions for developing entrepreneurship and institutions

  • favourable geostrategic position
  • developed processing industry and construction
  • developed network of open public colleges and educational programmes
  • supporting network for investors
  • rich natural resources
  • developed trades and crafts, tradition, numbers
  • successful initial activities to achieve the projects and inter-county and inter-regional cooperation
  • price of land
  • conserved nature
  • expansive available area for entrepreneurship
  • semi-skilled and highly skilled work force
  • formed business zones with infrastructure
  • good telecommunication infrastructure
  • exemplary commercial and agricultural producers
  • human potential
  • price of apartments

 

  • tradition in tourism at the thermal spas, health, spiritual, excursion, cultural, sports tourism

 

 

WEAKNESS

Natural resources and infrastructure

Economy

Human resources

Conditions for developing entrepreneurship and institutions

  • non-rehabilitated waste depot
  • low gross domestic product per capital
  • poor educational structure of population
  • centralisation of administration
  • inappropriate system for wastewater drainage
  • unequal development in areas that are behind in development
  • inadequate workforce, highly-education experts, workers with competencies that meet the requirements of the economy
  • property ownership issues and land title deed books
  • low level of water supply from public water pipelines
  • divided and segregated fields and forest lands
  • aging population

 

 

  • poor local traffic connectivity and inadequate investment in public road maintenance
  • divided parcels within the business zones

 

 

  • behind in development of railway infrastructure
  • inadequate entrepreneurship impulse

 

 

 

  • non-existence of a county brand

 

 

THREATS

Natural resources and infrastructure

Economy

Human resources

Conditions for developing entrepreneurship and institutions

  • close proximity of Zagreb and danger of the migration of “dirty industries”
  • growth of competition for products from the EU in agriculture, processing industry and trade
  • negative demographic trend
  • corruption
  • uncontrolled and overused mineral raw materials and other natural resources
  • grey economy
  • outflow of personnel, especially young and highly educated
  • slowness of bureaucracy
  • inadequate determined and consistent statutory regulations for the environment and natural resources sector

 

 

 

OPPORTUNITIES

Natural resources and infrastructure

Economy

Human resources

Conditions for developing entrepreneurship and institutions

  • increased interest in business premises along traffic routes in European corridor and therefore for the development of new economic activities
  • close proximity to Zagreb
  • construction and extension of school facilities through public-private partnership
  • cooperation between universities and industry
  • establishment of common waste depot with City of Zagreb and neighbouring counties
  • clusterisation
  • acquiring quality education in the City of Zagreb
  • incentive for investments given by the government
  • improving traffic connectivity
  • improving entrepreneurial infrastructure, technological infrastructure
  • attracting young professional personnel

 

 

  • development and specialised and commercialisation of primary agriculture, strengthening commercial producers through country incentives

 

 

 

  • increase demand for selective forms of tourism (health, cultural, recreational, etc.) and strengthening Croatian tourism

 

 

 

  • improving cooperation of local tourist boards with tourist facilities