Business friendly municipality

In 2013, the National Alliance for Local Economic Development (NALED) and the Ministry of Finance and Economy awarded Kula with the national Business-Friendly Certificate (BFC). One third of all the municipalities in Serbia have entered the certification process in order to improve the quality of services and information they offer to investors, while only 30 of them has managed to fulfill high businessfriendly standards as Kula did.

BFC seal of quality serves as a unique guarantee for investors that the municipality offers all the necessary conditions for starting and expanding the business including:

• All the necessary planning and strategic documents
• Local Economic Development Office supporting businesses and investors
• Direct communication with local government leaders through the Business Council
• Efficient construction permitting system
• Databases on available locations, workforce, local businesses
• Adequate infrastructure and reliable utility services
• Transparent and encouraging local taxes, fees and incentives policies