The Central Bohemia Region is one of the most important regions in the Czech Republic in terms of the economy. Its prosperity is largely affected by its strategic position at the heart of the country and its immediate proximity to the capital. However, many of its economic centres developed independently and brought the entire country worldwide renown, for example in industry. The best known example is the carmaker in Mladá Boleslav. At present Central Bohemia is succeeding both in rejuvenation of the traditional and the creation of new centres of business development.