Makó is located in the Southern-Eastern corner of Hungary in Csongrad County, close to the Romanian border on the right side of the River Maros.
Makó is not only an administrative centre but also has been playing a leading role in the economy of the region. The most significant road of the area is Road no. 43, which connects Hungary with Romania. The town’s railway has been running to Szeged and to Arad since 1883 and to Hódmezővásárhely and Nagyszentmiklós (Romania) since 1903. We have a direct railway connection to Budapest as well. Traffic leading to Szeged is served by a rail and a road bridge through the River Maros.
Famous people born in Makó are Joseph Pulitzer, the journalist and publisher and Joseph Galamb the designer of Ford T models. One of the most famous Hungarian poets József Attila studied in Makó for a couple of years.
Agriculture plays a significant role in the economy because of the excellent climate and soil. Apart from onion and garlic, wheat, parsley and animal husbandry are typical activities of the local agriculture businesses.
Industry is based mainly on food industry and light industrial activity. GDP is generated mainly by small and medium sized companies. More than 200 companies are located in Makó. Component manufacturing and assembly activities are traditionally present. Machinery, furniture and rubber manufacturing (Phoenix) are characteristic activities.
Since 1998 Makó has an industrial park in the Northeastern part of the town. You can find more information about it here.
In Makó you can stay in 5 pensions, a hotel and two campings. Four restaurants, a traditional Csarda, a pizzeria and another 6 pubs are able to serve the needs of our guests.
The Makó Thermal and Health Spa is a significant touristic and healthcare establishment in the town. Its area comprises 13 thousand sqm. The bath which has 41Celsius degrees water can serve a daily number of 1,600 people. Many tourists from outside Hungary visit the spa and spend a few pleasant days in Makó.
The current area of Makó comprises 229 sq km. Population is around 25 thousand. Unemployment was around 7% in the summer (Aug 2007) and 8% in winter (Jan-Feb 2007). Workforce is characterised by good labour moral and good skills and if necessary they can be retrained according to the investors’s needs.
The leading officials of the municipality are dedicated to establish good infrastructure and to position the town in the national and international environment as a pleasant place to live and do business. Schools in the town have undergone significant computer development program together with internet access by which we provide all students with appropriate computer background. The town’s gas, water and electricity network provide the inhabitants and companies with the necessary infrastructure. However we would like to do more for the environment protection and the connecting services. Therefore the town would like to develop the waste disposal site and build a sewage cleaning facility. The most important aim in a town’s life is to have appropriate road connections and therefore be able to have more active national and international economic relations. Motorway M 43 will be ready by 2010 and it will have a crucial impact on our life. From then on traffic problems inside the town will be solved and businesses in the industrial park will have faster connection towards Romania and motorway M5.