In the past two decades the municipality of Žepče has become an example to less dynamic areas. All around you can see new factories, production facilities and warehouses, as well as buildings for service activities.
The Žepče municipality has a very favourable position, in central Bosnia, in the Zenica Doboj Canton, on the most important route connecting Eastern Europe and the Adriatic (next to the M-17 main road, the regional road R-465 Žepče – Zavidovići, and the railway Ploče – Sarajevo – Šamac – Budapest). The municipality has a total surface area of 282 km2.
Žepče has a competitive advantage due to a developed small and medium enterprise sector and export-oriented economy, a qualified and competitive labour force, availability of raw materials and subcontractors.
The local industry includes some 318 individual and 256 incorporated enterprises. The local economy is export-oriented with a long-standing tradition in wood, light metal and textile industries and trade. Local enterprises are already present in foreign markets through various international partnerships, and they are open to cooperation with foreign companies.
Žepče has a reputable industrial potential and tradition in textile production, wood processing and metal processing.
Environmental conditions include significant arable land, a favourable temperate continental climate, an abundance of water resources, mineral and thermal water springs, various ores, but also an abundance of flora and fauna. Most agricultural land has not been exposed to chemicals in the past 15 years making it suitable for organic farming.
The industrial-business zone Polja is entirely owned by the Žepče municipality, which gives it a competitive advantage because leasing of land is facilitated, transparency of competitions for investors is guaranteed, along with various other benefits the municipality provides for the users of the business zone.
The Mayor and his team go out of their way to assist potential investors; professionals from the administration and the local Žepče Development Agency are at your service.
Welcome to Žepče, a place of industrious people!