Business reason is scarce: companies have to accept ecological requirements

That is why there are clear building specifications: The hall roofs of the companies must either be equipped with photovoltaics or greenery. A communal parking lot will be built for employees, e-charging stations, a ventilation concept and green areas including shady rows of trees are specified in the master plan. The architecture professor Ernst Beneder, who is responsible for Waidhofen’s urban planning, sees the industrial park, which is only two and a half kilometers from the city center, a good addition to the “unique spaces” of Waidhofen in the old town and on the river.

For Jochen Danninger (ÖVP), councilor for economic affairs, the industrial park, which is already under construction, is currently sending out particularly important signals for the business location. The state of Lower Austria is helping to finance the infrastructure in the amount of 1.5 million euros with 720,000 euros in regional funding. The intermunicipal business park Ybsstal GmbH of the five municipalities Waidhofen, Ybbsitz, Opponitz, St. Georgen / Reith and Hollenstein has already created a prime example with the Haberlehnen operating area in the border area between Waidhofen and Ybbsitz, says Danninger. The park is fully booked; four companies that have settled there in the last decade employ 200 people. Around 150 people will find employment in the new business park.

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