Novo mesto is the regional urban centre of Southeast Slovenia and the main hub of Slovenian export economy. The rich archaeological sites in Novo mesto have also made it known as Novo mesto – The Town of Situlae. It offers its residents a welcoming environment for both life and work.
In 2018, Novo mesto will be honouring the 120th anniversary of the birth of the greatest Slovenian Olympic athlete and a native of Novo mesto, Leon Štukelj. To this end, the municipality of Novo mesto will be emphasizing the importance of a healthy sports spirit embodied by our fellow townsman throughout the yearspotlight archive
Gregor Macedoni began his first term of office as the Mayor of the Urban Municipality of Novo mesto at the end of 2014. Before taking the office, he worked in economy sector, however, he has always cooperated by means of civil-society organizations at the local, national and international levels.
Among all regions in Slovenia, economy indicators position the Dolenjska region at the very top. According to the percentage of net sales realized in foreign markets, the net value added per employee and the net revenues, the region is in the first place. As a home to many successful companies Novo mesto is a Slovenian export capital.
Novo mesto has three main pillars of development − economic, cultural and educational, as well as a considerable number of institutions which support such activities. At the 2014 to 2020 financial framework period it is becoming clear that new challenges can be effectively confronted only with integrated approaches that are adjusted to local characteristics.
Realizing that local and global issues are strongly interconnected and appreciating the knowledge and experience of international partners, the Municipality of Novo mesto keenly cooperates with its twin cities, is an active member of international networks and a reliable partner in project consortiums of local authorities and civil society.
Novo mesto is the regional urban centre of the Dolenjska region (Lower Carniola), which lies in the heart of the south-eastern Slovenia with over 140,000 residents. Dolenjska is characterized by hilly and varied countryside, thermal springs, vineyards dotted hills, the Krka river valley, Kočevje virgin forests and rich cultural heritage.