Preparations are underway for the project for the construction and establishment of the COWORKING Center in Pula, as one of the strategic projects of the development strategy of the Pula urban area, which will be financed through the ITU mechanism, estimated at HRK 20 million.
The Istrian Development Agency has been authorized by the Istria County to develop the IQ - Istrian Quality Certification. The right to use the IQ sign is awarded to products and services of above-average quality, produced or provided in the territory of the Istria County, resulting from the Istrian tradition, research and development, innovation and inventions
The Istrian development agency is the project holder and aims to develop and increase advisory and professional support services as well as information services for small and medium-sized enterprises. The project will provide effective assistance with the aim of strengthening the position of SMEs in the market.
The Istria County and the Istrian Development Agency have entered into an agreement on the implementation of a new line of credit for Istrian small and medium-sized entrepreneurs, tradesmen and cooperatives with a total credit potential of HRK 60 million. The contracts are concluded with seven commercial banks that have responded to the RFQ.
The Istria County and local government units of Istria County each year make allocations in public budgets for nonrefundable incentives of smaller value to small and medium enterprises, with the goal of strengthening the entrepreneurial spirit.
According to the index of economic power of Croatian counties for 2018, recently published by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Istria County has retains its ranking of the second most successful county in the country.
IDA has established a network of entrepreneurial incubators and coworking facilities in Istria County to strengthen the entrepreneurial environment and stimulate self-employment, and the growth and development of innovative entrepreneurs.