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.

The Council of Ministers issued a resolution amending a resolution on the Kraków Special Economic Zone. The changes involve including additional 88.4 ha in the zone and removing 9 ha from its area. As a result, the area of Kraków SEZ will be 707 ha.

According to the “European Attractiveness Survey” report prepared by E&Y foreign investors still perceive Poland as the most attractive place for localizing new projects in Central and Eastern Europe.

Koszyce Economic Activity Zone is an area of over 11 hectares, excellently prepared for development and situated in one of the best locations in Małopolska – less than 50 km from Kraków, about 20 km from A-4 motorway, on the north-south communication route.

On May 16th 2014, Daugavpils City Council in cooperation with Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Riga and Investment and Development Agency of Latvia are organizing III International East Baltic Business Forum in Daugavpils.

The most recent report of fDi Intelligence: European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/2015

The latest report developed by UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) states that in 2013 the global value of foreign direct investments (FDI) reached USD 1.46 trillion, having increased by 11% compared to the level from 2012. This level is comparable to average annual FDI from before the crisis.