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Prokuplje Municipality Community Profile. Background Information South East Serbia – Center of Toplica Region South East Serbia – Center of Toplica Region.

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1 Prokuplje Municipality Community Profile

2 Background Information South East Serbia – Center of Toplica Region South East Serbia – Center of Toplica Region Area - 759 km 2 Area - 759 km 2 Latitude 43 13 and Longitude 21 35' Latitude 43 13 and Longitude 21 35' Altitude 250-350 m Altitude 250-350 m Population 48,501 Population 48,501

3 Background Information Demographic Trends Census Year 1971%1981%1991%2002 % Prokuplje Municipality 57.31510055.71810051.69810047.771100 City Area 20.10435,125.60246,027.72953,627.024 56,6 56,6 Villages and areas covered by GUP 5.6469,85.96210,76.01911,66.12612,8 Other villages 31.56555,124.07043,317.95634,814.62130,6

4 Background Information Demographic Trends-population

5 Background Information Proximity from big cities Niš 25 km Niš 25 km Priština 90 km Priština 90 km Belgrade 230 km Belgrade 230 km Sofija 200 km Sofija 200 km Skoplje 195 km Skoplje 195 km Thessaloniki 400 km Thessaloniki 400 km Tirana 320 km Tirana 320 km Bar 400 km Bar 400 km Proximity from main roads Corridor 10 - 24 km Corridor 10 - 24 km Car Konsantin Airport – 30 km Car Konsantin Airport – 30 km

6 Background Information Moderately – continental climate, mild klima, mild climate in the valley, cold winters in the mountains Moderately – continental climate, mild klima, mild climate in the valley, cold winters in the mountains Fertile soil along the rivers and streams Fertile soil along the rivers and streams Fruit-growing and cattle farming area Fruit-growing and cattle farming area River and thermal waters potential River and thermal waters potential Cheap energy resources Cheap energy resources

7 Background Information Transportation Road transportation is a priority in Prokuplje municipality, followed by railway transportation. Road transportation takes place on 360 km road network and 220 km of city road network. Road network: Main Road M-25 (Niš-Prokuplje-Priština) 6 regional roads connected with the Main Road 25 local roads, total length 223 km

8 Background Information Education 1 pre-school institution 7 primary schools (2 for disabled children) 4 secondary schools ( High School, Technical School, Medical School, Agricultural School) Higher School of Agriculture – food Processing School Workers university School of Music Total pupils in primary and secondary schools is 7892

9 Background Information Health care Health Care Center Toplica with: Community Center 387 employees, 68 doctors, (health outposts and health stations operate within the Community Health Center) Community Center 387 employees, 68 doctors, (health outposts and health stations operate within the Community Health Center) General Hospital with 558 employees, 97 doctors General Hospital with 558 employees, 97 doctors

10 Background Information Financial institutions Intesa Bank Meridijan Bank Komercijalna Bank Univerzal Bank A A Bank Agro Bank OTP Bank EFG Bank Alfa Bank Procredit Bank

11 Background Information Public Enterprises in Prokuplje Municipality: PUE Čistoća (Cleaning) PUE Čistoća (Cleaning) PUE Water Supply PUE Water Supply PUE Markets PUE Markets PUE Directorate for Construction, Urbanism and Housing Issues PUE Directorate for Construction, Urbanism and Housing Issues PE Tourist/Sports Center PE Tourist/Sports Center

12 Background Information Power Distribution Company Type of consumption Prices per 1kw Public consumption 1430 din. +VAT 18% Low voltage consumption 2383 din.+VAT18% Mid-voltage consumption 3100 din. +VAT 18%

13 Background Information Name Natural Persons Legal Persons Water Water supply connection 20,000- 35,000 din. 250,000- 400,000 din. Sewage Sewage connection 15,000- 25,000 din 150,000-250,000 din.

14 Background Information Real-estate value (apartments and houses) Real-estate value per square meter ranges from 200 - 350 euros, depending on type of property Real-estate value per square meter ranges from 200 - 350 euros, depending on type of property Rental fee for apartments and houses ranges from 50 to 120 euros (depending on location and size of property) Rental fee for apartments and houses ranges from 50 to 120 euros (depending on location and size of property) Rental fee for two-room apartment of 54-70 m2 is around 120 euros per month Rental fee for two-room apartment of 54-70 m2 is around 120 euros per month

15 Industrial Development Industry Industry plays an important role in local economy. The following industrial sectors are operational: Metal industry Metal industry Non-metal industry Non-metal industry Textile industry Textile industry Food industry Food industry Wood processing industry Wood processing industry Construction industry Construction industry Trade and hotel industry Trade and hotel industry

16 Industrial Development Structure of enterprises by size and number SizeNumber SMEs200 Entrepreneu rs 1265

17 Industrial Development Instruments for economic development Ministry of Finances Development Fund- loans Start-up for entrepreneurs Start-up for entrepreneurs Start-up for legal entities Start-up for legal entities Microloans Microloans Loans for underdeveloped parts of the country Loans for underdeveloped parts of the countrySIEPA Investment funds Investment funds Financing SMEs with potential to grow in various sectors Financing SMEs with potential to grow in various sectors Training of management in enterprises financed from the Fund Training of management in enterprises financed from the Fund Job creation incentives in the enterprises financed from the Fund, including their suppliers, distributors and other players Job creation incentives in the enterprises financed from the Fund, including their suppliers, distributors and other players

18 Industrial Development National Employment Service programs Regional employment programs in economic sectors of strategic importance for regional development Regional employment programs in economic sectors of strategic importance for regional development 100,000 din. per worker for employing minimum 5 full fime workers registered with the National Employment Service Priorities for Toplicki region: Priorities for Toplicki region: - Production and processing of food products - Metal processing industry - Wood processing and furniture production - Rubber, leather, plastics, metal and non-metal products - Footwear and textile production - Tourism - Packing material production Priorities for all regions: Priorities for all regions: - Utility infrastructure - Environmental production - Processing industry/ recycling - Old crafts Disabled employment programs Disabled employment programs 100,000 din. Per worker

19 Industrial Development incentives Readiness of local government to support industrial development by giving the construction land free of charge for 99 years Readiness of local government to support industrial development by giving the construction land free of charge for 99 years Tax free (land development fee) until the begining of operation Tax free (land development fee) until the begining of operation Lowest corporate tax rate Lowest corporate tax rate Tax incentives for new jobs Tax incentives for new jobs Tax free (salary tax and social benefits) during the period of 2 years for the employers who hire a worker below 30 years of age registered with the National Employment Service Tax free (salary tax and social benefits) during the period of 2 years for the employers who hire a worker below 30 years of age registered with the National Employment Service

20 Industrial Development Berilje eastern free zone Surface 10,182 ha Distance from the center of town 2,8 km Accessible location Connection with the main road Prokuplje – Niš – Leskovac Connection with the raiload Kosovo Polje – Prokuplje - Niš

21 Industrial Development Solunska central free zone Surface 14,16 ha Distance from the center of town 0,7 km Accessible location Connection with the main road M25 Niš – Priština Connection with the raiload Kosovo Polje – Prokuplje - Niš

22 Industrial Development Toplica western free zone Surface 2 ha Distance from the center of town 1,5 km Accessible location Connection with the main road M25 Niš – Priština Connection with the raiload Kosovo Polje – Prokuplje - Niš

23 Work Force The following indicators were obtained within the survey carried out on sample of 1725 respondents: EmployedUnemployed Pensioneers Uncapable to work Self- employed farmers 39.77 37.21 21.85 0.35 0.47 0.35

24 Work Force Total unemployed registered with the national Employment Service in January 2007 was 7,310 Education degree Total I degree 2,020 II degree 736 III degree 1,972 IV degree 2,043 VI degree 409 VII degree 130

25 Economy Indicators Average gross salary in non-economic sector is 21,700 dinara Average gross salary in non-economic sector is 21,700 dinara Average net salary of 14,826 dinara (2006 Statistics of the Republic Statistics Office) Average net salary of 14,826 dinara (2006 Statistics of the Republic Statistics Office) Growing trend of the Prokuplje budget Growing trend of the Prokuplje budget

26 Economy Indicators-projects Citizens Assistance Center – One-Stop-Shop Information about competencies and work of local government and other local institutions Information about competencies and work of local government and other local institutions Administrative services to citizens Administrative services to citizens Citizens complaints Citizens complaints Transparency of work Transparency of work Less corruption Less corruption Citizens participation in the decision making process Citizens participation in the decision making process Strengthening confidence of citizens to local government Strengthening confidence of citizens to local government

27 Economy Indicators-projects Business Improvement District Prokuplje Municipality, Jug Bogdanova Street - 388 m long, 118 shops Prokuplje Municipality, Jug Bogdanova Street - 388 m long, 118 shops Public – Private Partnership Public – Private Partnership Association of Entrepreneurs from the BID Zone Association of Entrepreneurs from the BID Zone Creation of attractive and developed shopping – business center Creation of attractive and developed shopping – business center

28 Economy Indicators-projects Business Incubator Center Services provided within the Business Incubator Center (BIC): Production halls and office space Production halls and office space IT support IT support Financing and accounting services Financing and accounting services Business management Business management Technical support –network of experts Technical support –network of experts Development of business plans Development of business plans Mentoring services, etc. Mentoring services, etc. Benefits of Business Incubator Center: Direct: jobs, salaries and sale Direct: jobs, salaries and sale Indirect: employment and revenue growth in the community as a whole. Indirect: employment and revenue growth in the community as a whole.

29 Economy Indicators Investments EKO YU Company- member of Hellenic Petroleum Group- gass station - 1 millon euros Investment EKO YU Company- member of Hellenic Petroleum Group- gass station - 1 millon euros Investment Eko Yu – modern gass station provided with all types of oil derivates and mini market with well chosen products, automobile cosmetics, engine oil, car wash... Eko Yu – modern gass station provided with all types of oil derivates and mini market with well chosen products, automobile cosmetics, engine oil, car wash...

30 Economy Indicators Local Economic Development Office Estrablished within the MEGA program, sponsored by USAID, in July 2006. godine, as a part of the Department for Economy and Finances of the Prokuplje Municipality Functions: Maintaining contacts with investors Maintaining contacts with investors Maintenance and expansion of existing and attraction of new businessesi Maintenance and expansion of existing and attraction of new businessesi Contacts and direct support to local business community Contacts and direct support to local business community Support to strategic planning proces Support to strategic planning proces Encouraging finances Encouraging finances Work force development Work force development Preparation and monitoring the implementation of LED projects Preparation and monitoring the implementation of LED projects Creation and maintenance of database Creation and maintenance of database Marketing Marketing

31 Prokuplje Municipality Local Administration Local Economic Development Office +381 27 329 703 www.ledoffice.prokuplje.org.yu www.ledoffice.prokuplje.org.yuwww.ledoffice.prokuplje.org.yu ledoffice@prokuplje.org.yu


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