Today, industrial operations in Mladenovac are mainly carried out in the areas of private business, small and mid-sized companies, while the giants of the past, created at the time of accelerated industrialization after World War II, such as Petar Drapsin, Keramika, Minel Trafo, Cobest (Azbest), Makovica, Inteks (Crvena Zvezda), now have decimated workforce and have either already been privatized or are about to be so.
Small private manufacturing companies, such as Pasalic, Frigovent, Kosmaj Komerc, Granice Dairy, IPP Arsic, Pile Produkt, SIM and others, have growing importance in the total business operations of the municipality.
Industry in Mladenovac has realistic chances of regaining its position as one of the more developed industries in Sumadija region. The well-developed public utilities infrastructure (a railway, roads, energy sources, gas supply system, hot water supply system, water supply system, sewerage), the preserved industrial facilities, developed building land, the vicinity of the large industrial and commercial centre – Belgrade, the promptness of the administrative services of the Municipal Assembly in issuing construction permits, and the large trained workforce are important preconditions for new investment and attracting foreign capital to this area.
The records of the National Employment Service (City of Belgrade Branch, Mladenovac Office) of October 2010 show that there are 5,843 unemployed people in the municipality, and according to the records of the Republic Institute of Statistics (RIS) based on the access to the entries filed in the Republic Institute for Health Insurance, in March 2010 there were 9,813 workers in Mladenovac. Most of them were employed in enterprises – 6,985 (3,273 women). The majority of them were employed in the processing industry (2,844), and the fewest were employed in hotels and restaurants (37). 2,828 employees were private entrepreneurs or their employees, as well as self-employed people.
According to the data of the Business Registers Agency and the National Bank of Serbia regarding the period until December 31st 2009, there were 360 companies and cooperatives in the territory of the municipality of Mladenovac, with a total of 4,290 employees. In the same period 97 entrepreneurs with double-entry bookkeeping were registered in Mladenovac, and they had 344 employees. The total number of active entrepreneurs (without data on their employees) in the territory of Mladenovac until May 25th 2010 was 1 530, i.e. 2 557. At that moment 1 057 of these were in the process of being erased from the register.
The trend of drastic decrease in employment in Mladenovac is reflected in the data of RIS which show that on September 30th 2008 there were 11 565 jobholders in Mladenovac, in March 2009 there were 11 281 employed people, while only a year later (according to the data from March 2010) that number was reduced by almost a thousand and a half people and reached 9 813 workers.
When it comes to agriculture, of the total area of 27 327 hectares as many as 20 479 hectares are covered by plowed fields and kitchen gardens. Most of the land is used for growing wheat (11 818 hectares), then fodder crops, vegetables, as meadows and orchards. Industrial crops are the least represented and take up only 187 hectares. These are the data of the Republic Institute of Statistics for the year 2008. In the same year 1 945 tonnes of wheat were sold from the territory of Mladenovac.
Today, Mladenovac has a modern road network, as follows: 118 km of regional and 28 km of arterial roads. Also, there are 162 km of local roads, of which number there are 125 km of roads with modern asphalt surface, 27 km of macadam, and 10 km of dirt roads. These are data of the public utilities company ‘Construction and Design Agency’ in Mladenovac.
The problem of water supply in Mladenovac has not been permanently resolved yet, although the quality of supply can be considered good. The existing capacities for water supply are subartesian wells which pump ground water. The water supply system in Mladenovac and the local communities Kovacevac and Vlaska is 95 km long. This water supply network serves 28 000 inhabitants, and there are also local water supply systems in the communities Senaja, Dubona, Americ, Rajkovac, Koracica, Velika Krsna and Velika Ivanca. The end of the construction of the water supply system Makis-Mladenovac should completely solve the problem of water supply.
An arterial gas supply system also passes through Mladenovac. Industrial and residential buildings have been supplied with gas to a large extent, while the hot water supply system has passed through almost the whole town.
PTT coverage in the municipality is good. There are 11 automatic telephone exchanges with around 17 000 telephone subscribers.