The City Hall of Alba Iulia Municipality is a very dynamic administration open to investors, while the city holds a real potential for economic and tourism development in constant expansion. Alba Iulia Municipality has a population of 74 000 inhabitants and is situated in the Centre part of Romania, being the capital of Alba County (Romania has only county capitals and not regional capitals). The communitarian development along with the creation of conditions for economic and social progress for the whole community is one of the main objectives of the Alba Iulia Municipality. Alba Iulia, The Other Capital, bears a heavy name in the history of Romania due to the important historic event which have left their mark on the city.
Alba Iulia is a city of national importance and it was nominated in 2012 as a European Destination of Excellence, by the EDEN program administered by the European Commission (http://vimeo.com/80578477). The City Hall of Alba Iulia Municipality has benefited during the period of the past few years from the financial support of the European Union and has implemented European projects with a total value of more than 200 million Euros, while being the most important investor in the city during the last five years.
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Alba Iulia Municipality became in November 2013 the first city in Romania to receive a rating of financial risks from Moody’s, an international credit rating agency. According to the rating obtained, Alba Iulia Municipality is an institution with considerable credibility for all investors and has proved a good management in attracting European funds during the 2014-2020 period. In 2014 Moody’s released another rating for Alba Iulia Municipality and the report revealed further improvements in Alba Iulia’s financial and budgetary management. Moreover, a report released by the World Bank in 2013 stated that Alba Iulia Municipality has a strong institutional capacity for planning urban development and attracting financial resources for urban policies and projects.
Alba Iulia Municipality is focused towards the transformation of Alba Iulia city into a “green innovative city” by approaching its resources and architectural heritage in a rational and long-term perspective in order to ensure a competitive, inclusive and sustainable economic future.