Economically, Zagreb is focused on the development of higher value-added sectors and business activities. There has been rapid growth across these sectors in the last five years; and even during the period of severe economic crisis, these industries were resistant to overall contraction.
As well as being an important gateway for investment it is also a travel destination within its own right, possessing a range of natural and cultural assets. Since the end of the Croatian Homeland War, it has attracted a rapidly increasing number of visitors. In 2014 it had 911,000 visitors with more than 1,600,000 overnight stays.