The Czech Republic has always been at the center of Europe, and through the last thousand years, the region has become a center of wealth and power. Its central location is a true meeting point of cultures and nationalities, which has led to strong industrial and economic development. Since the political changes of 1989, the country has achieved the largest Foreign Direct Investments per capita. Due to its quality work force, expert skills and infrastructure, the country is recognized as an important industrial center both regionally and internationally. More than 3 million cars are produced within a 400 km radius of the capital, Prague.
The quality and skills in manufacturing cars and automotive parts has influenced other industries to flourish as well, and the Czech Republic, Slovakia and southern Poland have become important centers for production and distribution for many industries. Moreover, the region has a highly developed market with excellent opportunities for industry as well as for consumers.