About us

About us

About us

The public institution Zadar County  Development Agency ZADRA NOVA was established in 2013 by the Zadar County and the City of Zadar. From 2006 to 2013 it acted as the Development Agency of the Zadar County ZADRA d.o.o.

The Zadar County Development Agency ZADRA NOVA provides systematic support with the establishing and further development of the Zadar County and its economic subjects in accordance with the vision:

Zadar County is an attractive and economically competitive region of balanced and sustainable development, recognizable cultural and natural heritage and high quality of life.

Zadra actively participates in the preparation and implementation of EU projects of local, county and regional significance and in the drafting of local and county development strategies. The agency implements support programmes for various segments of social and economic development in the county, and organises numerous activities aimed at strengthening human resources of businesses, local public administration and associations.


The structure of the founders with individual shares is as follows:

  • Zadar County (60%)
  • City of Zadar (40%)

Our goal

ZADRA NOVA has a goal of creating a system for ideation and coordination of a development cycle of Zadar County, all within the framework of regional development, creating a positive climate for investors and with the ultimate goal of realizing the well-being of Zadar County residents.

Our mission

ZADRA NOVA’s mission is to promote a sustainable development of the Zadar County through the preparation of the Zadar County’s capacity to attract EU funds, implement regional development policy, assist small and medium-sized entrepreneurship, attract and support investors, and promote energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

Target groups

The target groups under which development activities are carried out are:

  • local self-government units
  • entrepreneurs
  • economic associations and clusters
  • civil society associations
  • neighboring regions / regions in a wider environment
  • other supporting institutions

ISO standard rated

On September 11, 2007, Zadar County Development Agency certified the quality management system according to ISO 9001: 2000.


Zadra acts as a “one-stop-service” centre that assists investors in implementing their projects in Zadar County. This is a proactive service coordinated and run by Zadra, for the purpose of facilitating administrative procedures for interested investors, so as to initiate their business operations with a as few bureaucratic barriers and issues as possible.


Through the implementation of various projects, Zadra has developed a network of reliable partners, bringing together representatives of government, institutions, universities, the private sector, associations and EU experts, in order to strengthen inter-county, inter-regional and trans-national cooperation.

Contact information

Address:  Grgura Budislavića 99, 23000 Zadar

Tel: + 385 23 492 880
Fax:+ 385 23 492 881

E-mail: zadra@zadra.hr


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