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23,500 people employed in business services sector

According to the newest ABSL report “Business Services in Katowice”, the Katowice & metropolis’es attractiveness for investors from the business services sector grows.

At present the service centres in Katowice and the Katowice Agglomeration owned by Polish and foreign capital employ around 23,500 people.

Taking into account corporate development plans, it can be assumed that in Q1 2020 development in the sector will reach roughly 25,000 individuals.

In Katowice and GZM Metropolis operate 102 service centres, owned by investors from 20 countries.

These are mainly companies from Poland (26%) USA (18%), France (16%) and Germany (14%) but also from the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and other countries. IT services are the main specialization in Katowice as they generate around 51% of the employment in the sector.

Here invested such companies as: Fujitsu, Huawei, Honeywell, TÜV Rheinland, Accenture, Bombardier Transportation, Capgemini, Diebold Nixdorf, Eurofins, Groupon, Guardian, HireRight, IBM, ING Tech Poland, Knauf, Mentor Graphics, Perform Group, PwC, Rockwell Automation, Sii, Sopra Steria, Teleperformance, Unilever or Wipro.

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Katowice in European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 ranking

Katowice has been awarded once again by the prestigious fDi Magazine, an English-language bimonthly from the Financial Times group. Katowice was ranked in fifth place as large cities, for FDI Strategy in European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 ranking. The award ceremony will take place on March 10th during the MIPIM 2020 in Cannes (France). »

Jamf increases employment in Katowice

80 programmers savvy in Apple's solutions will employ in 2020 in its technology center in Katowice American company Jamf, the standard partner for Apple ecosystem success in companies, educational institutions and public institutions. The company announced plans to expand the team on the first day of Subzero, a global Jamf meeting held for the first time outside the U.S. at the International Congress Center in Katowice.
Jamf's decision to increase activity in Katowice confirms our belief that our city offers excellent conditions for the dynamic development of innovative companies. Today, in the era of economy 4.0, IT-related professions are the most prospective. The city tries to provide the best possible living conditions and thus support employers in attracting specialists. We are glad that with the growth of new jobs Jamf company introduces more and more advanced technological processes. We wish Jamf a success in implementing further business plans, said Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice »

Global technology provider HONEYWELL opens in Katowice

Honeywell (NYSE: HON), a Fortune 100 global technology company, announced today that it is opening a Customer Experience Excellence Center in Katowice. The new location will provide customer support and services for Honeywell’s customers across Europe. Honeywell expects to hire 100 people at the center throughout 2019.
“We’re proud that Honeywell has chosen to invest in Katowice as its latest regional hub. Honeywell represents precisely the sort of future-focused, advanced technology company that we want to attract to the region,” said Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice. “Katowice has a huge amount to offer Honeywell as it builds its presence here. With the talent pool available, and an ideal location in the heart Europe’s growth markets, companies establishing new locations in Katowice have all the ingredients to thrive.” »

Katowice - the winner of the fDI Magazine ranking

Katowice - the winner of the fDI Magazine ranking

Katowice has ranked first in the category of the FDI strategy in the prestigious fDi Magazine ranking "Polish Cities of the Future 2019/2020" assessing the attractiveness of cities for foreign direct investments.In the ranking, cities were divided regarding the size of the population. Katowice has been classified in the "Large" category, thus cities with a population of over 250,000 - like 11 other urban centres in Poland.Katowice has reached the highest possible result among Polish cities in the category of the strategy of attracting foreign direct investments - "Top 5 Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20 - FDI Strategy", and at the same time the city has stood on the podium in the category related to the infrastructure and transport accessibility: "Top 5 Large Polish Cities of the Future 2019/20 - Connectivity", taking 3rd place among large Polish cities. The award ceremony took place on March 12, 2019 at the MIPIM in Cannes, France. »

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