This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

2nd November 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

CTP expands its industrial park in Aš

European-based commercial real estate developer CTP has expanded its Aš industrial park by acquiring building plots and a production facility. At CTPark Aš there are now two fully-leased halls, with a total area of almost 35,000 m2. The completed park will offer clients a further 45,000 m2 of production space.
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30th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Business and Industry

The highest quality of life in the town of Říčany again. Towns benefit from more jobs and young people moving in

The Central Bohemian town of Říčany has become a place with the highest quality of life in the Czech Republic for the third consecutive year. Holešov in the Zlín Region recorded the most significant improvement compared to last year – it jumped 64 places up to hold the 57th position. These are the conclusions of the third annual Quality of Life Index. It was prepared by Obce v datech (“Municipalities in Data”) with Deloitte as its primary consulting partner.  
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30th October 2020 / Competitiveness / Transport, Infrastructure and Tourism

Two-thirds of drivers have not been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and have plans to buy a new vehicle. Interest in gasoline engines continues to rise

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly influenced new car purchasing plans for only 31% of Czech drivers “Traditional” Czech drivers of cars with internal combustion engines are becoming more loyal to their favourite make of vehicle, preferring to visit multiple dealers of the same make. By contrast, almost half of those interested in alternative drive engines would visit multiple retailers of different makes during the purchasing process When buying a car online, what 63% of respondents would miss most is the opportunity to see the car in person Czech drivers would be willing to provide data for the purposes of determining the amount of insurance based on driving style and for the needs of municipal traffic and parking management 29% of respondents are considering buying an electric car; the make of the car is very important – they see it as an extension of their personality
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic