A joint economic and social cohesion and the development of human resources is attained by stimulating cooperation and improvement in business dynamics in the Haloze-Zagorje cross-border area. A better crossborder cooperation among municipalities, companies was established and regional support structures was given with the purpose of reestablishing a supporting environment for economic development of the area, including a larger number of companies at a single location and an opportunity for a safe and rapid development of the companies and an improvement of the social and economic situation in the Haloze and Zagorje areas. A foundation has been established for more active and determined resolution of the entrepreneurial problems in the area; networks of the Haloze-Zagorje entrepreneurial zones have been established; joint marketing and promotion ofthe entrepreneurial zone; an increase in the number of businesses thereby economically strengthening the area; new opportunities for employment have been developed and the unemployment level of the area has decreased;the influence of the border on local population has been decreased. Achievements: A brochure and a DVD for the needs of the Haloze-Zagorje Entrepreneurial Zone project were produced; feasibility studies for Otok Virje, Cestica and Lepoglava entrepreneurial zones completed; a development strategy and a marketing strategy completed; a concept design and an unclassified roads plan for the Cestica entrepreneurial zone completed; a concept design for the entrepreneurial zone, an access road plan, the main drainage, water supply system and telecommunications network projects; a feasibility study for the Lepoglava entrepreneurialzone completed; two cooperation meetings held where each entrepreneurial zone was presented.
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