KRAKOW, 8 October 2015 – CH2M, the employee-owned engineering and programme management company today (8 October 2015) announced it will be creating 800 new jobs through the opening of its new Global Production and Shared Service Centre in Krakow.

Five Polish provinces and five special economic zones signed agreements on developing economic areas along Expressway S7. The development of this area will create new jobs. Individual regions and consequently the country's economy will benefit from these agreements.

Malopolska region has been awarded the title of European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) of 2016. The title is awarded by the Committee of the Regions - EU advisory body representing European regional and local authorities. The award is granted to the regions which presented the most future-oriented "visions of entrepreneurship development". This is the first Polish region that has received this award.

Expansion of strategic European R&D office creates new career opportunities for IT professionals and strengthens the company's global software development team and its position in the business world.

Federal Statistical Office in Germany analysed hourly rates for work in EU countries.

The future of the eastern suburbs of Kraków and a unique opportunity for investors.

Despite difficult economic conditions in Europe (stagnation in the euro area, conflict in Ukraine), the Polish economy performs well - figures from the Central Statistical Office of Poland (CSO) are in line with expectations, but future remains uncertain.

Cisco company has been operating in Krakow for a few years and recently it has extended its office space by opening the Network Operations Center (NOC). Krakow is the third global location where Cisco decided to operate its Center.

As part of the "Business in Małopolska" project CeBiM team (MARR SA, KPT sp. z o.o., Małopolska Region and MPP) have prepared new raport.

Economic promotion of the region includes constant monitoring of public opinion about the local investment potential and perception of the local offer by investors and influential analytical centres. Information gathered from these areas, helps us to determine global competitiveness of our region/city and indicates features associated with it, facilitating the process of creating its positive image.