51st Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "New Challenges for European Regions and Urban Areas in a Globalised World", 30 August - 3 September 2011, Barcelona, Spain
The paper deals with doing business support on the part of all the towns (138) in the Slovak Republic. It analyses the ways how Slovak towns currently support doing business in their territories. A special attention is paid to the instruments used in a practice on the part of the towns and also a place of doing business support in the strategic documents of the towns. It results from the strategic documents (mainly from the strategies of economic and social development of the towns), but also from own empirical investigations done in the period 2008 - 2010 within solving some projects in which the author was involved.