The Curitiba Empresarial Jatoba Center is located on the 13th floor of a modern 15-story office block in the prosperous commercial district of Batel. Curitiba, winner of the Globe Sustainable City Award 2010, is attracting innovative small businesses, especially hi-tech and non-polluting companies. Automobile assembly plants and other factories are mainly located in the outlying Curitiba industrial district. The city boasts a significant number of higher education and research and development institutes. There are software and technology parks to support innovation in telecomms, IT, automation, instrumentation, biotechnology, nano technology and software design, and business incubator support for new companies in the processing and service sectors. The city is regarded as a pleasant place to work because of its green spaces and integrated public transport network to make commuting easy and reduce traffic congestion. The Curitiba Empresarial Jatoba center is close to transport links and has its own parking.