City of Subotica

Subotica is a city in northern Vojvodina, Serbia. It is located in the Pannonian Basin, about 10 kilometres (6 miles) from the border with Hungary, and is the northernmost city in Serbia. It is located in the vicinity of lake Palic. Subotica is the second largest city in the province, following Novi Sad.

Subotica mapa


  • Ideal geostrategic position - in close proximity of E75 highway & EU border crossings
  • Proven record of attracting FDI
  • Existence of fully-equipped greenfield zones
  • Free zone Subotica
  • Available skilled and educated workforce

Subotica Logistics

Total Area: 1,007 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 10 km
  • CRO - 84 km
  • ROM - 101 km
  • BUL - 438 km
  • B&H - 203 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 10 km
  • E-70 - 170 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 175 km
  • Osijek - 125 km
  • Timisoara - 179 km

Energy potential in Subotica

  • Municipality is gasified: 95%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 405 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 3 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 2.5 bar
  • Total land: 100,700 ha
  • Agricultural land: 88,437 ha
  • Arable land: 85,427 ha
  • Most common crops: wheat, maize, sugar beet, sunflower
  • No. of distribution substations: 1,845
  • Total power (kVA): 1,370,000
  • Total network length (km): 4,854
  • Avaliable capacities: 680,000

Average speed 0.5 m/s at 10 m

48 °C temperatureat 701 m
48 °C temperatureat 750 m
35 °C temperatureat 650 m
Insolation 71 days p.a.2,025 hrs

Infrastructure in Subotica


Highway E75 lenght: 28 km

Regional road network: 435 km

  • Subotica-Horgos
  • Subotica-Kelebija
  • Subotica-Bajmok
  • Subotica-Cantavir

Local road network: 291 km

- Tavankut, Djurdjin, Novi Zednik, Orom


Port in Apatin distance 75 km

Irrigation/drainage system network: 3,500 ha


Railway network length: 92 km

  • Subotica-Beograd
  • Subotica-Sombor
  • Subotica-Budimpesta
  • Subotica-Segedin

Axial pressure: 16-22 t


Sewage system: 50%

Sewage network: 300 km

Population, education and labor cost in Subotica

Number of inhabitants 141,554

Employed (2019) 46,103

Unemployed (April 2020) 4,440

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Subotica (March, 2020)

NET Salary463
Personal Income Tax10.00%50
Contributions (Employee)19.9%128
GROSS Salary641
Contributions (Employer)16.65%107
TOTAL Cost748

From July 1st, 2014, the employers have the right for refund on the paid personal income tax & social insurance contributions:

  • 65% refund for employing 1-9 workers
  • 70% refund for employing 10-99 workers
  • 75% refund for employing 100+ workers
Average Salary for Production sector in Vojvodina, November 2017

NET: € 398

GROSS: € 550


Average salary (total cost) for 2017 €618


High Schools



Subotica Tech - College of applied sciences626

Educational Centers

LenguisticsCourses- English, Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, German, French, Russian, Swedish
ComputersECDL, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, JAVA, HTML5
BusinessAccounting, Car mechanics, Typist, Tailor, Baker, Pastry Chef, Culinary

Key sectors in Subotica



Ample resources & easy access

  • High quality arable land- 84,778 ha
  • 12,078 registered local farmers
  • Long-standing tradition in agricultural processing industry
  • Easy access to skilled workforce
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers
  • Successful companies: Pionir d.o.o., Mlekara a.d., Don don, Mini Pani


Further growth potential

  • The sector was operating with over 6,000 qualified workers
  • First factory „Sever“ was established in 1923
  • Technical high-school with electro profiles ensuring labor market meets the industry need for highly-skilled workforce
  • Developed SMEs sector in this area
  • Wide network of potential local suppliers
  • A number of successful foreign companies: Siemens, ATB Sever, Dunkermotoren, Amatek, Elektroremont, Energomont
Automotive Components

Automotive Components

Well-established companies in automotive sector employing more than 1,100 workers

  • Qualified workforce eager to expand their competencies
  • Technical high-school with large number of required education profiles
  • Local suppliers network
  • Great potential for export-oriented production due to favorable logistics position
  • Existing successful companies: Contitech Fluid Serbia, Norma Group Southeast Europe LLC


Wonderful landscapes

  • Excellent geographical position- proximity of Hungarian border
  • Abundant geothermal potential- 2 boreholes
  • Lakes: Palic, Ludas
  • Wine-tasting tourism
  • Cycling & Hiking
  • Hunting grounds spreading over 84,778 ha
  • Big & small game: roe, pheasant, rabbit, partridge

Top 10 Employers in Subotica

SIEMENSMetal processingGermany1,900
GORDON (CALZEDONIA)TextileItaly1,300
NORMA GROUPAutomotive ComponentsGermany1,000
CONTITECH FLUID SERBIAAutomotive ComponentsGermany1000
SWAROVSKIGlass IndustryAustria700
ATB SEVERMachineChina450
MLEKARA ADAgribusinessSerbia220

Updated on June 22, 2020

Greenfield locations in Subotica

Location 1

Industrial Park Mali Bajmok

Land size:75.6 ha

Available:0 ha

* 67 ha of land is within Free zone regime

1 km distance from Corridor 10

In close proximity to Hungarian border

Location is predetermined for investments in manufacturing & commercial sector

Ownership: 11.7 ha Municipal

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage, optical cable

For sale

Industrial Park Mali Bajmok
Industrial Park Mali Bajmok
Industrial Park Petar Drapsin

Location 2

Industrial Park Petar Drapsin

Land size: 17 ha

4 km distance from Corridor 10

International border crossing (Horgos) vicinity

Location is predetermined for investments in commercial sector

Ownership: Municipal

Infrastructure: electricity, water, gas, sewage, optical cable

For sale

Industrial Park Petar Drapsin

Updated on June 22, 2020

Brownfield Locations in Subotica

Location 1

Block 144, former „Kosta Nadj“

Land size:

BLOK A: 1.94 ha (Shopping mall)

BLOK B: 1.82 ha ( schools and university)

BLOK C: 1.24 ha (multipurpose residential buildings with business)

BLOK D: 1.24 ha (multipurpose residential buildings with business)

BLOK E: 0.91 ha (multipurpose residential buildings with business)

Infrastructure: electricity, water, sewage, gas, optical cable


For sale and lease

 Newly built production facility
Newly built production facility

Location 2

Newly built production facility - OCCUPIED

Land size: 1,742m²; office space 281 m²; useful height 7m

Ownership: Municipal

Infrastructure: water, gas, sewage, electricity, optical cable

Possibility of doing business within the free zone regime With heating,fire protection system and established connections to communal infrastructure

Incentives and fees in Subotica

Business Incubator

* Provides organizational environment, management, planning system, monitoring and development of tenants, performance measurement, training and education, assistance in preparing a business plan, marketing, market research, assistance in the development of technical and other documentation, obtaining relevant certificates, etc.

Free Zone

* Benefits for import-export companies, exemption from VAT and customs duties, etc.

Upon receiving the investor’s request

the consolidated construction procedures are conducted in the following phases:

  • Issuing the location conditions for the cadastre parcel suitable for construction – from the day of obtaining all special conditions, permits and other documents --> no later than 5 working days
  • Issuing the construction permit – from the day of the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Upon receiving the application:

Based on registering the construction work,issuing the verification for receiving the application without delay, provided that the complete documentation has been submitted.

- Registering the construction works to receive acceptance/rejection --> 5 working days

- Subsequently, submitting the request for infrastructure installations --> 3 working days

Issuing the occupancy permit, upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

Issuing the final approval upon receiving the submission of the request --> no later than 5 working days

In total: 28 working days

Success Stories in Subotica


Your partner in Subotica

City Office

Zagorka Panic – City Manager

Phone: +381 24 626 888


Ervin Molnar – Project Manager

Phone: +381 24 666 361, +381 66 66 77 504