SZEGED PÓLUS DEVELOPMENT
Our company was established as Szeged Pólus Development Kht. in 2005 by the Local Government of Szeged City of County Rank., and we operate as a non-profit Ltd. from 2007. One of our activities is to manage development projects supported by the European Union. This involves preparation, planning and authorizing tasks, and also the coordination of public procurement processes for construction works in the preparation phase of the project. Then we manage the construction process and communication during the implementation phase. When the project is finished, we complete tasks related to financial administration, national and international audits and guarantee. A development of 40 billion HUF in total was accomplished in Szeged with us as the management company by the autumn of 2007.
Our other significant activity is to implement the medium to long-term investment promotion strategy of the city. We give information to national or foreign businesses arriving at or having settled down in Szeged, and organise visits for investors. Our important partner is the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA): 80 percent of investors find us through them. This means 40 to 50 investors’ requests yearly. We aim to promote primarily sectors of high added value. We focus on service centres, information technology and automobile industry (e.g. IT development, navigation or energy storage) now. Important sectors are also life science and food industry.
Szeged has received the award of Investors Friendly Location on 16th June 2016 in the Investors Friendly Location Program by the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency.