Novi Sad

City of Novi Sad

Novi Sad is the second largest city of Serbia, the capital of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina and the administrative center of the South Backa District. It is located in the southern part of the Pannonian Plain, on the banks of the Danube river. Besides the urban part of the city, Petrovaradin and Sremska Kamenica, there are 12 more settlements and 1 town in Novi Sad's municipal area.

Novi Sad mapa

TOP 5 REASONS TO INVEST IN NOVI SAD

  • Favorable geostrategic position - Direct access to E75 highway
  • Duty-free access to global markets & existence of Free Zone
  • Special set of municipal incentives for investors & local municipality support
  • Available high-quality workforce - Developed educational system with diverse sector profiles
  • Recognizable brand in tourism with great potential for further growth

Novi Sad Logistics

NOVI SAD – Total Area: 699 km²

Distance from borders:

  • HUN - 109 km
  • CRO - 40 km
  • ROM - 67 km
  • BUL - 225 km
  • B&H - 97 km

Distance from highway:

  • E-75 - 0 km
  • E-70 - 40 km

Distance from airport:

  • Belgrade - 80 km
  • Osijek - 108 km
  • Timisoara - 157 km
Logistics

Infrastructure in Novi Sad

ROADS

Highway E75 lenght: 42 km

Regional road network: 148 km

  • Subotica-Sombor-Odzaci-Novi Sad-Zrenjanin-Zitiste-Nova Crnja-Romania
  • Novi Sad-Irig-Ruma- Sabac-Koceljeva-Valjevo-Kosjeric-Pozega-Arilje-Ivanjica-Sjenica
  • Horgos-Subotica-Backa Topola-Mali Idjos-Srbobran- Novi Sad-Sremski Karlovci-Indjija-Stara Pazova-Beograd

Local road network: 102 km

  • Feketic-Vrbas-Zmajevo-Rumenka
  • Croatia-Beocin-Sremska Kamenica
  • Kac-Sajkas-Titel-Perlez-Kovacica-Secanj-Romania
WATERWAY

River Danube lenght: 33 km

- Port in Novi Sad

Canal network for drainage: 25,367 ha

Irrigation/drainage system network: 25,367 ha

RAILWAY

Railway network length: 94.3 km

  • Novi Sad-Beograd
  • Novi Sad-Subotica
  • Novi Sad-Sombor
  • Novi Sad-Zrenjanin
SEWAGE

Sewage system: 74%

Sewage network: 767 km

Energy potential in Novi Sad

GAS
  • Municipality is gasified: 95%
  • Local pipeline lenght: 1,290 km
  • Presure on main pipeline 6-12 bar
  • Presure on local pipeline 1-3 bar
BIOMASS
  • Total land: 70,200 ha
  • Agricultural land: 51,223 ha
  • Arable land: 46,298 ha
  • Most common crops: cereals, industrial plants, roughage
ELECTRICITY
  • No. of distribution substations: 964
  • Total power (kVA): 821,801
  • Total network length (km): 4,112
  • Avilable capacities (kVA): 61,000
WIND

Average speed 2.9 m/s at 10 m

GEOTHERMAL
23 °C temperature at 300 m
39 °C temperature at 573 m
38°C temperature at 810 m
36 °C temperature at 824 m
SOLAR
Insolation 75 days p.a. 2,135 hrs

Population, education and labor cost in Novi Sad

Number of inhabitants 341,625

Employed (2020) 158,740

Unemployed (July 2021) 14,428

Labor cost structure

Average salary in Novi Sad ( March 2020)

NET Salary 588
Personal Income Tax 10.00% 68
Contributions (Emploeyee) 19.9% 163
GROSS Salary 819
Contributions (Employer) 16.65% 136
TOTAL Cost 955

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

Education

High Schools

School Profile #students #graduates
Agriculture Agricultural Tech 255 71
Veterinary 309 66
Mechanic of Agricultural Machinery 24 8
Horticulture 102 23
Mechanical Mechanical Tech - Computer Engineering 85 44
Mechanical Tech for Motor Vehicles 95 22
Robotics 58 9
Car Mechanics 42 15
Electro-technical Electrotechnical- Motor Vehicles 42 23
Electrotechnical- Installations 22 8
Electro-mechanics- AC Equipment 21 8
Electrotechnical 37 /
Electrotech- Energy 107 27
Mechatronics 118 27
Electrotech- AC Equipment 102 32
Electronics 91 23
Electrotech- Automatics 159 15
Electrotech- IT 283 25
Electrotech- Computer 111 59
Vehicle Electronics 224 26
ICT Electrotech / 49
Technical Dry construction fitter 15 7
Architectural Technicion 91 21
Construction 300 89
Facility Maintenance Technicion 79 23
Geodesy 117 28
Interior Design 77 18
Landscaping Tech 112 32
Apparel Designer 94 26
Textile 61 35

Educational Centers

Program Profile
IT Basic IT training, Business IT
Linguistics English, German
Business Marketing, Accounting

College

Program #Students
Agriculture 3,424
Technological 979
Technical 9,339
Natural Sciences & Mathematics 4,859
Economics 2,853

Key sectors in Novi Sad

Agribusiness

Agribusiness

Regional industrial center

  • 289 companies registered in agribusiness sector
  • Total revenue- 560 million EUR
  • Number of employees in the sector- 5,491
  • Favorable Agri-Ecological conditions enabling agribusiness development
  • Long production tradition & processing expertise
  • Faculty of Technology & Faculty of Agriculture in Novi Sad- continuous supply of trained workforce
  • Institute of Field & Vegetable Crops- established as an Agricultural Research Institute
  • Existing foreign investors & successful companies: Heineken Serbia, Konzul d.o.o., Sano d.o.o., Sunoko, Minaqua, Big trade, Hleb a.d.
  • Easy access to ample resource base for the processing industry
  • Local suppliers network is well-developed
  • Natural waterway (river Danube), Canal network (Danube-Tisza-Danube)
  • Storage capacities amounting to 218,700 t
    silos 135,700 t, on-floor storage 57,000 t, cold storage 26,000 t
  • Large number of registered agricultural farms- 5,832
  • Futoski cabbage- internationally renowned & unique brand
Meat & Dairy

Meat & Dairy

Capacity expansion opportunities

  • 1,032 of registered individual farms for livestock breeding from which 3 sheep & goats, 9 cattle, 3 pig, 41 poultry farm
  • Pastures & meadows- 10,000 ha
  • History of good results
  • Possibility for further development in cooperation with individual farmers
  • Successful companies: IM Matijevic, Neoplanta
Automotive components

Automotive components

Availability of large labor pool

  • Qualified workforce eager to expand their competencies and meet the expectations of seeking investors
  • Highly competitive labor costs
  • Local supplier network
  • Dedicated support for investors and the sector growth on the municipal level
  • Great potential for export-oriented production due to FTAs and favorable logistics position
  • Foreign investors & successful companies: Delphi Packard, Lear Corporation, FKL a.d., Feniksbus, Novatronic, Viskol group
ICT

ICT

Expertise at competetive operating costs

  • Sector with steady growth- more than 3,500 employees in ICT sector
  • Excellent price-competitiveness of IT services
  • Access to qualified talent pool- relevant educational institutions in Novi SadFaculty of Natural Sciences - Faculty of Technical Sciences
  • On the global market, IT specialists are mainly engaged in the outsourcing of software development
  • Vojvodina ICT Cluster (VOICT)- provides a single point of contact with the most prominent IT companies
  • Scientific-Tech Park spreading over 2,130 m2 with planned 29,134 m2 of IT Park- offering flexible, capable and diverse workspaces to cater to all companies needs
  • Successful companies: Schneider Electric DMS NS, Levi 9, Devtech, Hinttech, Eipix entertainment, Planet Systems group, Eton digital

Top 10 Employers in Novi Sad

Company Sector Country #Employees
MERKATOR-S Trade Croatia 5,465
NIS Petro-Chemicals Russia 4,297
REVNOST Service Serbia 2,666
UNIVEREXPORT Trade Serbia 2,034
IM MATIJEVIC Meat Serbia 1,667
JP VOJVODINA ŠUME Forest management Serbia 1,553
JGSP NOVI SAD Public transport Serbia 1,261
JP SRBIJA GAS Natural gas distribution Serbia 1,105
SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC DMS NS IT France 895
NEOPLANTA Meat Serbia 821
Edited on 04/28/2022

Greenfield locations in Novi Sad

Location 1

Bulevar Vojvode Stepe

Land size: 1,626 m² + 1,292 m²

Available: 3,918 m²

Ownership: City of Novi Sad

Infrastructure: electricity, water, optical cable

For sale

Bulevar Vojvode Stepe
Futog – east from Sonje Marinkovic street

Location 2

Futog – east from Sonje Marinković street

Land size:22x1.760 m²

Ownership: City of Novi Sad

Infrastructure: near by

For sale

Location 3

Kać

Land size: 4,873 m²

Available: 1,623 m²+1,624 m²

Ownership: City of Novi Sad

Infrastructure:electricity, water, sewage

For sale

Kać
Rimski šančevi

Location 4

Rimski šančevi

Land size:6,316m²+ 3,527 m²+ 4,047 m²+ 3,619 m²+ 3,527 m²

Ownership: City of Novi Sad

Infrastructure:near by

For sale

Edited on 04/28/2022

Built to lease in Novi Sad

Location 1

Marera Properties – Pobeda Park

Land size:38 ha existing + 17 ha Built-to-suit

3 km from Novi Sad

Infrastructure: none

Ownership: Private

For lease

 Marera Properties – Pobeda Park

Incentives and Fees in Novi Sad

1,688 € per every new job created
30% Land Development Fee
  • for projects with significant development impact
  • municipal council approval needed
  • discount for lump-summ payments
Land Development Fee 0%
  • for production & warehouse facilities
  • Land Purchase & Lease Discount
  • favorable rates for municipal land
  • for investment that create new employment

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 Novi Sad

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Your Partner in Novi Sad

Municipality Office

Jelena Jakovljev – International Relations Officer

Phone: +381 21 480 77 35

Email: jelena.jakovljev@novisad.rs