2019 - Successful Business Year for Koprivnica, Croatia's Best Continental Tourism Destination

By 5 January 2020

ZAGREB, January 5, 2020 - For the northern Croatian town of Koprivnica, 2019 was a very successful year, marked by numerous activities launched by the local authorities and businesses as well as by numerous awards, the Večernji List daily of Sunday reports.

A continental town, last year Koprivnica won two tourism awards - one by the Vecernji List daily, which named it the best continental destination, and one by the Croatian Tourism Board, the Tourism Ministry and the Croatian Chamber of Economy, which declared its Renaissance Festival, the best known local event, the Tourist Event of the Year.

In the spring 2019, the town authorities launched the first public lighting laboratory, not only in Croatia but in this part of Europe, with a dozen manufacturers of public lighting and smart solutions testing, launching and using their products in a well-known Koprivnica neighbourhood.

The project was awarded by the Poslovni Dnevnik business newspaper and Koprivnica also won the award as the most environmentally friendly town.

In late 2019, more than 50% of collected municipal waste was sorted already at its source and at a recycling centre, and the construction of a second waste recycling centre, worth HRK 5.4 million, (85% of which are EU funds) has been underway.

EU funds were also used to build a new business incubator for creative industries, worth HRK 18 million, and young and new entrepreneurs are already working there.

For the fourth year in a row job creation in the town has been on the rise, and the town budget has reached record-high amounts in the last ten years, which is a direct indicator of positive economic activity, says the daily.

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