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Regional investment attractiveness

Mazowieckie remains the most attractive province for investors in Poland while Opolskie recorded the biggest rise - shows results from the latest, eight edition of the report on investment attractiveness of the regions, prepared by the Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) for the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ). The presentation of the report was held on 7 December 2016 at PAIiIZ.

The “Regional investment attractiveness report” describes not only the 16 Polish regions, but also - as the only one in Poland - presents the internal differentiation. According to the report, the attractiveness of the region is strongly connected with the level of its economic development. Therefore, the most attractive are: Mazowieckie, Dolnośląskie, Śląskie and Małopolskie.

According to professor Hanna Godlewska-Majkowska from SGH, who led the work on the publication, special economic zones have a significant influence on the development of regions. “The best example  is Dolny Śląsk, where the restructuration in ’90 would not be possible without the  Zone. Today, this is the second most attractive region for investors in Poland”, said professor Godlewska- Majkowska.

The first most attractive is Mazowieckie province, the only one in Poland with above-average level of overall investment attractiveness. However, the region is characterized by large internal contrasts, caused by the Warsaw municipality. The capitals or former capitals of provinces are the engines of development in all regions. Also industrial or tourist centres are attractive for investors. In comparison with studies from 2011, it is Opolskie that improved the most its attractiveness, followed by Lubelskie,Łódzkie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie and Zachodniopomorskie.

According to the report, investors highly appreciate the support of Regional Investor Service Centres.  “This year will be very good for foreign investments. We have already completed 55 projects with a total value over EUR 1.3 billion, which will create more than 12,000 jobs. It is very much to the credit of the regions”, said president of PAIiIZ Tomasz Pisula.

Source: PAIiIZ