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Malopolska, one of the most dynamic regions in Europe

In the ranking of the American think tank Milken Institute of 20 European self-governments, whose economy grew fastest in 2017, Malopolska took 20th place.

Milken Institute is an independent think-tank based in Santa Monica, California. It deals with issues such as innovation, economy, job creation and health improvement.

Among the best were also 3 other Polish regions: Pomorskie (4th place), Dolnoslaskie (6th place), Wielkopolskie (16th). The ranking criteria include: number of new jobs, increase in wages, concentration of industrial production and concentration of a qualified service sector.
 
Top 20
 

  1. Inner London-East, United Kingdom
  2. Stockholm, Sweden
  3. Budapest, Hungary
  4. Pomorskie, Poland (includes Gdańsk)
  5. Nord-Vest, Romania
  6. Dolnoslaskie, Poland (includes Wrocław)
  7. Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
  8. Oberbayern, Germany (includes Munich)
  9. Outer London-West and North West, United Kingdom
  10. Yugozapaden, Bulgaria (includes Sofia)
  11. Östra Mellansverige, Sweden
  12. Jihovýchod, Czech Republic
  13. Berlin – Germany
  14. Leicestershire, Rutland i Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
  15. Eastern oraz Midland, Ireland
  16. Bucuresti – Rumunia,
  17. Wielkopolskie – Poland
  18. Derbyshire i Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  19. Hovedstaden, Denmark (includes Copenhagen)
  20. Malopolskie, Poland (includes Krakow)