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Thank you for visiting our English web Site. City of Velenje is 6th biggest Slovenian city and is centre of Municipality Velenje with approx. 30.000 inhabitants. Strong economy with mayor subject "Gorenje" (domestic appliances) and "Coal mine Velenje" are along with youth of the town main reasons for pleasant and healthy living conditions.

Established in 1959, City of Velenje has made tremendous efforts to recultivate ruined landscape because of coal exploitation and turn handicap into advantage. Velenje lakes become tourist attraction and recreational centre for many, but there is much, much more deserved to be seen in our Municipality. Here we present fractions of information about us - much more is present on our Tourist site, but nothing beats visiting our town of late socialist Modern architecture build in greenery. We sure are thrilled and expect your visit soon!

VELENJE - CITY OF OPPORTUNITIES - promotional video

Velenje is a Town like no other in Slovenia. It was built in few years during 1950-1960 as concept for healthy living in new socialistic society. Not everyone in former State was pleased with idea but stuborn few made project come through. Top slovenian architects of that time were hired for the job and they figured out City in green as they were built around the globe at that time. In 2013, with help of EU project Atrium, we put together short book about most visible buildings from that time along with lots of interesting data about circumstances and people of that time. The Book was written and illustrated by architect Rok Poles and won prize for it's accesible design and presentation of material.

In Velenje, we like to say the city is a place of many opportunities. It was conceived as a city of opportunities, was built as one, it grew and developed as one, and it looks ambitiously into the future as one. Today, Velenje is a city that offers many jobs and is home to many companies. Over the last year, we have also seen a notable rise in the number of young entrepreneurs refining their business ideas in our local business incubator. Apart from the investment opportunities listed here, existing companies and new investors have the opportunity to grow in Velenje, with 160,000 m2 of land available in the new industrial park Stara vas, which has a very attractive location directly next to the planned expressway. Currently, the biggest infrastructure projects in tourism include a stage and venue that will welcome over 30,000 visitors next to the city beach on the Velenje Lake. Adding our park & ride project, floating houses, expanding sports programmes and other projects, we can see great potential for tourism growth in our city.

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Velenje ist die Stadt der vielen Möglichkeiten. Als eine Stadt derGelegenheiten wurde sie konzipiert, als eine Stadt der Gelegenheitenwurde sie gebaut, als eine Stadt der Gelegenheiten ist siegewachsen und hat sich entwickelt, als eine Stadt der Gelegenheitenschaut sie ehrgeizig in die Zukunft. Velenje ist heute derSitz vieler Unternehmen. Die durchschnittliche Arbeitslosenquotesinkt stetig und liegt in letzter Zeit zwischen 9 und 10 %, was einguter Indikator für eine Erholung nach der Wirtschaftskrise ist.Im vergangenen Jahr ist auch ein Anstieg der Zahl der Jungunternehmersichtbar und ihre unternehmerischen Ideen können imSAŠA-Inkubator geschliffen werden. Für die bereits etabliertenUnternehmen und neue Investoren stehen neben den nachstehendaufgeführten zahlreichen Investitionsmöglichkeiten, auch Räumeauf einer Fläche von 160.000 m² in der neuen Geschäftszone Staravas (Altes Dorf) zur Verfügung, die auch aufgrund der unmittelbarenNähe der künftigen Autobahn sehr attraktiv ist. Zu dengrößten Infrastrukturprojekten gehören die Erschließung der Veranstaltungsflächeund die Errichtung der Veranstaltungsbühne inunmittelbarer Nähe des Velenje-Strandes. Und dazu kommen nochdas »Park & Ride« - Projekt, das Bauen von schwimmenden Häusern,die Erweiterung von Sportprogrammen usw., weshalb wir inunserer Stadt ein großes Potenzial für das Aufblühen des Tourismuserkennen können.

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