WELCOME TO ZRENJANIN!
Zrenjanin is the biggest city of the Serbian part of Banat and it is its political, economic, cultural, and sports center. According to the square area of the territory that administratively belongs to it (1,326 km2), Zrenjanin is the biggest city in the Autonomous Province (AP) of Vojvodina and the second one in the Republic of Serbia, with around 130 thousand inhabitants and over 20 nations living in it. Its development has lasted for almost seven centuries, because, as a settlement under the name of Becskerek, it was first recorded in historical documents way back in 1326.
Today, when you come to Zrenjanin, you are coming to the city of multi-culturalism, multi-denominationalism, and tolerance among nations, you are coming to the city of culture, arts, sports, to the city of bridges, the city of the young ones, and the to city of vigorous economic growth. Zrenjanin can be recognized by glee clubs of international reputation, the National Museum or Historical Archives, the best ones in Serbia in 2007, but also by sports names of Dejan Bodiroga, Snežana Perić, Grbić brothers, Ivan Lendjer, Ivana Španović or Maja Ognjenović. It can also be recognized by superior performances of the puppet theater, and by the watercolor colony gatherings, but also by numerous cultural events in the course of the traditional tourist and commercial event "Beer Days", which has been held in the last week of August for already 23 years.
After being known as "the biggest food factory in the Balkans", the foodstuffs industry of which had been the main supplier of the entire market of the former Yugoslavia, and after it has got over difficult years and the period of transition, today, Zrenjanin is one of the most attractive cities for investment in Serbia. It received such flattering plaudits in 2006, from the US Agency for International Development USAID, after the competition between the local self-governments with respect to the conditions created for doing business called "Invest in Serbia".
In 2007, it was declared the City of the Future and, in 2008, the World Bank ranked it first among the cities/towns in Serbia with regard to the overall organization of its business environment. In just two years, Zrenjanin concluded over 20 contracts on Greenfield investments with foreign and domestic companies, to the value of over EUR 400 million. New industrial zones are popping up on the perimeter of the city and, from Zrenjanin, to Europe and the world, products are delivered of the textile, machine, foodstuffs, chemical, electrical, pharmaceutical, and other industries...
At the crossroad of major inland routes and waterways, 50 kilometers away from Novi Sad, 75 from Belgrade, and 50 from the border with the European Union (Romania), Zrenjanin is nowadays an open city, ready to accept new ideas, way of business thinking or development of new technologies. Zrenjanin is also the city of traditional hospitality and opportunities for a pleasant stay in its environs.
Come, and see for yourselves.