THE ECONOMY OF ALBA COUNTY
Structure of industrial production:
– Wood processing – 38%
– Food and beverages – 19,3%
– Chemical products – 5,6%
– Non-metallic mineral products – 4,6%
– Leather, footwear – 4,0%
– Machinery, equipment – 4,0%.
The main exported products:
– Wood and wood articles – 49,2%
– Machinery, appliances and electrical equipments – 13,6%
– Textiles – 6,5%
– Footwear – 5,7%.
The main imported products:
– machinery, appliances and electrical equipments – 14,4%
– chemical products – 12,5%
– metals and metal articles – 11,1%
– textiles – 10,6%.
TOP FIVE REASONS TO INVEST IN ALBA COUNTY
1. Attractive geographic location
2. Skilled labor force available at competitive rates
3. Land and buildings availble for investments
4. Economic advantages
5. County public authority supports the business environment.
Alba County: attractive location and transport infrastructure in development facilitate fast and easy access to any European Union country.
A major advantage is the presence in Alba County of the approximately 5150 students trained at the University „1 December 1918” of Alba Iulia and Cluj-Napoca Technical University – extension Alba Iulia and the existence of 55 training providers.
The labor qualification for traditional industries: metal processing, components for machinery and equipment industry and wood processing was successfully valued by important investors: Bosch Rexroth at Blaj, Daimler AG – Star Transmission at Cugir and Sebeș, Nova Modul and TEA at Cugir, Kronospan and Holzindustrie Schweighofer at Sebeș.
Investors who decide to start a business in Alba County have available land and buildings belonging to public and private domain of local public authorities.
Promotion events of the Alba County’s economy
® Gardener Fair is an event that promotes Alba County producers in the fields of products, tools, equipment for planning and maintenance of gardens and green spaces, plant protection products, shrubs, fruit and ornamental trees, ornamental plants, seeds, garden accessories, garden furniture.
® Tasty Alba Fair aims to increase competitiveness of local producers from food industry and to promote traditional culinary values of Alba County. Exhibitors are bakeries, pastry shops, cafeterias, butcher’s shops, dairy, honey and bee products, eggs producers, winemakers, companies supplying ingredients and food packaging.
® Furniture Fair promotes an important area of the county’s economy: wood and furniture industry and curdles a core of the companies in this sector. There are presented and offered for sale durable quality products on furniture and furnishings.
Apulum Agraria Fair promotes county farmers and harmonious joins the presentation of specific products and equipment for plant growing and animal husbandry, animal and birds exhibitions, agricultural and food products exhibitions, with the promotion and sale of traditional food made in Alba County.
® Best of Business is an event of recognition and highlightning of the performance of economic operators running on Romanian/ foreign capital from industry, construction, services and agriculture which have made a substantial contribution to economic development of Alba County.
Foreign Direct Investments in Alba County – Top five countries