CTPark Ostrava Poruba is situated on the western outskirts of the city, close to the D1 motorway with connections to Prague and Brno, Poland, Slovakia and Austria. Benefiting from its position in a regional metropolis with a developed infrastructure and advanced educational base, it provides investors with the necessary security of a steady labour supply and future expansion options. The park is ideal for manufacturing, logistics and R&D operations. Ostrava is the third largest city in the Czech Republic and a centre of the Moravian-Silesian region. It has a population of over 300,000 inhabitants and the whole region approx. 1.2 million people. City district Poruba has 65,000 inhabitants.
Ostrava’s economy was historically based on coal mining and heavy industry (iron, steel, mechanical engineering, but in recent years the Ostrava region has become a major centre of the automotive industry, IT sector, engineering etc and trasit point for goods flowing north to Poland and the Baltics. Since 1990 the Moravian-Silesian region has been undergoing an extensive restructuring of the economic base accompanied by lay-offs of tens of thousands of employess. The unemployment rate is still one of the highest in the Czech Republic. Ostrava and the whole region offer a wide range of secondary and tertiary education. The biggest university is Technical University of Ostrava offering especially technical education.