On December 9, the Amcham held a discussion on affordable housing, featuring Prague City Hall Council member and Deputy Mayor for Prague 7 (Praha Sobě) Lenka Burgerová, IPR SDM Section Director Jaromír Hainc, co-Executive Director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Fair Housing Legal Clinic professor Michael Seng and Head of Housing Policy Department at the Ministry of Regional Development Marie Mohylová, Deputy Minister for Coordination of EU funds and international relations Section Daniela Grabmüllerová, PasserInvest Business Development Director Eduard Forejt, and Senior Associate at Squire Patton Boggs Lenka Nová. We discussed how the public administration on both national and regional levels plans to deal with a lack of housing in Prague and rapidly growing prices.
AmCham Czech Republic wishes member companies and partners joyful holiday time. Thank you for working with us and helping shape the future of the Czech Republic! Kindly note that our offices will be closed between December 23, 2019 and January 3. 2020.
At the 2019 Thanksgiving Evening, AmCham members and their guests pledged CZK 221,900 during the Silent Auction.
During our meeting in Brno on November 12, business, research and public sector organizations shared data and insights into the issues that hamper Brno’s growth.
The Czech Republic has announced its intention to become The Country for the Future. The central part of this new economic strategy is to evolve into an innovative economy. Cities with technical universities fulfill a core role in any innovative economy. If the Czech Republic is to become The Country for the Future, Prague must become A City For the Future.
The AmCham has suggested twelve steps that could be taken in 2020 that would help the Czech Republic become a top ten EU economy by 2025. Adjusted for the progress of the past two years and the government's new innovation strategy, the new Letter on Priorities sets four strategic directions: high-tech manufacturing, innovative cities, government policies that drive innovation, and government as an competitive advantage. For each strategic direction, the letter recommends steps that would align the country's key assets- people, technology, infrastructure, and government- to these strategic goals.