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.

We have overtaken Dublin and become the European leader as the best city to render outsourcing services in this part of the world.

In 2013, the Kraków Technology Park (KTP) issued 32 permits for operation in the special economic zone. Jointly, the companies admitted to the zone the KTP administers will invest PLN 646,678,606 and open 1287 new jobs.

Economic promotion of the region, strengthening the competitive position in comparison with the growing expectations of the investors, effective territorial marketing – they all require a consistent, universal and clear message. Those principles became the foundations, on which the Business in Małopolska Centre was established – a partnership between the major institutions responsible for the development of regional economy, developing regional brands, which has been providing services to the investors and exporting companies for many years.

The Sobieski Institute analysed the costs of the Polish migration phenomenon, in particular within the area of the common EU market. The results might be surprising... and disturbing.

Business in Malopolska Centre is implementing another project co-funded by the European Union (Malopolska Regional Operational Programme 2007-2013): Business in Malopolska Partnership Network.

With fourth place in Europe and fourteenth in the world - Poland is ranked high in the "World Investment Report" published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

In September the government decided to prolong the activity of Special Economic Zones to 2026. This is good news both for investors and the country’s economy.

Call for applications: "Driving Competitiveness in the EU" - the EU-Japan Centre new training programme on Lean and Japanese best practices to start this fall in Europe