Slovenia has a good geographical position on the crossroads of trade and cultural routes. Through the history, this has had an important influence on the development of its culture and economy. Today, Slovenia is a small open economy, which currently also struggles with the economic and financial crisis. The capital of Slovenia is Ljubljana, which has a population of 279.653 people (1.1.2010). Municipality of Ljubljana (MOL) is one of the 26 municipalities in the Osrednjeslovenska region, also called the Ljubljana Urban Region. This region produces more than one third of the national GDP. The special focus of this analysis is put on the MOL, within the national and regional context.