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Municipality of Nova Gorica

The Municipality of Nova Gorica is known as the Slovenian town on the border with the neighbouring Italy. The borders have fallen, new ties have been built between the Slavic and Roman world. The town hosts diverse cultural events, sports events and represents an economic and administrative center of the wider region. As a unique example in Europe, the two towns are located at the border with no border crossings and live in a greater co-exsistence at all leves.

Poslovno-ekonomska cona Nova Gorica-Kromberk

December 18, 2018

With the purchase of land for the needs of the new business economic
zone, the Municipality of Nova Gorica has provided good starting points
for the development of large business systems of small and medium enterprises,
craftsmen and entrepreneurs who wish to develop faster, create
higher added value and reduce operating costs.

Park Rafut

January 8, 2018

Executive summary: Park Rafut was built in the first half of the 19th century over an area of 3 hectares, only half  of which is considered Laščak’s work. The park is located near the Slovenian-Italian Border, a few minutes from Nova Gorica in a peaceful suburb, under the Konstanjevica monastey with a gorgeous view of […]

Development of Rihemberk castle – Regional centre of sustainable tourism and creativity

December 4, 2017

The main intention of the municipality of Nova Gorica is to ensure the preservation of a cultural monument of national importance and to stimulate its reconstruction and revival. With sustainability in mind, the goal is to open the castle doors to different users and contents. The surrounding nature and the history of the place present a perfect grounding for new initiatives, both cultural and enterprising.

About Nova Gorica

Country Slovenia
Mayor Matej Arčon
Area 280 km2
Population 31,825


The Municipality of Nova Gorica is governed by a mayor, elected every 4 years by popular vote and a municipal council of 32 members. The local communities in the Goriška region are aware of the importance of economic development, which is why they always give their support to the companies and are trying to help create favourable conditions for their development. The Municipality of Nova Gorica is also cultivating good business relationships  and mutually beneficiary cooperations with a number of foreign branch officies in Slovenia, which is contributing to futher development and opening the door to economic cooperation.



Nova Gorica is a town of roses. It is an attractive town for entertaiment as in all seasons various venues, indoors or outdoors, offer a rich selection of events. Concerts, festivals, theatre, performances, fairs, exhibitions and other cultural, culinary and ethnological events enrich the lives of locals and guests. Nova Gorica is a gaming town, where two entertainment centres and several casinos offer entertainment with the most modern gaming equipment. A pleasant atmosphere is complemented by excellent cuisine, accommodation and wellness services. Nova Gorica is the right place to experience sights and attractions of the town and its surroundings in a genuine way.



Nova Gorica is one of the 13 municipalities in the Goriška Region, which ranks among the top four of the most developed Slovenian regions in terms of economic indicators. Its favourable border and transport location, good economic infrastructure as well as supportive and innovative economic environment have contributed to the fast and extensive development of economy in the municipality. The number of companies in the municipality proves that Nova Gorica is the economic centre of the region. In the municipality, there are 40 % of all the companies in the region and 2 % of the companies on the national level. Economy in the Municipality of Nova Gorica is very diverse as it covers almost all the economic activities. The majority of companies are engaged in trade, real estate services, rental and business services, processing activities as well as construction. Accordingly, the number of employees is the largest within the mentioned activities.

Economy in the Municipality of Nova Gorica generates 2 % of the national export revenue, which represents more than 1/3 of export revenues on the regional level.

The key advantages in the Municipality of Nova Gorica are represented by technology and innovation companies, situated in the Primorska Technology Park, the development of the use of renewable energy sources and a wide variety of possibilities for the development of tourism.

With the establishment of the European Grouping for the Territorial Cooperation, the Municipality of Nova Gorica, the neighbouring municipality of Šempeter pri Gorici and the Italian Gorizia have made a significant step forward in the development of the modern cross-border area. Future enhancement of  existing strategic partnerships and the development of new ones in the cross-border and wider European area, with the special emphasis on the promotion of the export-oriented economy, are one of the key tasks of the municipality in the future.

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