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The dynamic growth of employment in the business service centres in Katowice

According to the ABSL report “Katowice Agglomeration Business Services Powerhouse”, the Agglomeration’s 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 15,000 people, what means a 20 % growth in last 12 months.

Taking into account corporate development plans in the Katowice Agglomeration, it can be assumed that by the end of 2015 development in the sector will reach roughly 17,500 individuals, which is twice the number of employees compared to 2012.

In the Katowice Agglomeration operate 64 service centres, owned by 57 investors from 10 countries. These are mainly companies from the United States (15) and Polish enterprises (14), but also include corporations from the United Kingdom, France, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Finland, India and Canada. IT services are the main specialization in the Katowice Agglomeration as they generate 1/3 of the employment in the sector.

The Katowice Agglomeration is one of the six most important centres of business services in Poland. Here invested such companies as: ArcelorMittal, Bombardier, Capgemini, Ericsson, HireRight, IBM, ING, Kroll Ontrack, Mentor Graphics, OEX, Oracle, Perform Media, PwC, Rockwell Automation, Sii, Steria, Teleperformance, Unilever or Wipro.

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Katowice in the 5th place in prestigous fDi Magazine ranking

Katowice in the 5th place in prestigous fDi Magazine ranking

On the 15th of March, during the gala organized by the fDi Magazine, English-language bimonthly magazine of the Financial Times Group specializing in the foreign direct investment issues, Katowice Mayor Mr Marcin Krupa received the award for the Katowice’s 5th among large European cities in the category: fDi strategy. »

fDi Magazine ranking: Katowice – 9th best large City of Europe regarding the foreign direct investment attractiveness

fDi Magazine – English - language bimonthly magazine of the Financial Times Group specializing in the Foreign Direct Investment issues published the ranking “European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15.“ The ranking summed up 468 locations (both cities and regions), evaluating their perspectives for Foreign Direct Investment development. In the overall ranking for large European Cities Katowice is ranked at 9th position. Moreover Katowice gets 1st position as Eastern European City for FDI strategy and 2nd as large European city. »

IBM invested in KATOWICE

The new center, which is expected to generate up to 2,000 new jobs, will join IBM's strategic network of IBM delivery centers providing a wide range of IT services, including server operating systems management, security and safety systems, services for end-customers, including maintenance and monitoring of IT hardware and software systems.
"Selecting Katowice City for new IBM's center demonstrates our company’s continuing commitment in Poland. The new center will enable us not only to provide advanced services to our customers, but it will also help to increase economic growth and the skills needed in the whole region " said Ales Bartunek, General Manager, IBM Poland and the Baltic States »

In fDi Magazine’s Polish Cities of the Future 2015/16 ranking Katowice ranked in second place in the category of FDI strategy.

The city of Katowice was again appreciated by fDi Magazine, bimonthly magazine of the Financial Times Group. This time, in fDi’s Polish Cities of the Future 2015/16, Katowice ranked second in the FDI strategy category, just behind Łódź. Wrocław ranked third. Polish Cities of the Future 2015/16 is the first fully dedicated to Polish cities ranking prepared by fDi Magazine. Additionally, Katowice ranked third in the “Connectivity” category just behind Warsaw and Krakow, being ahead of Wrocław and Gdańsk.Thus the city of Katowice has been again appreciated for its strategy of attracting investors. In the report it was underlined that: “Judges were impressed with Katowice’s international outreach and strategy for approaching investors.” »

Katowice - City Outsourcing Star

Katowice City won in the category City Outsourcing Star – the biggest number of outsourcing events supported by city in 2013 (conferences, workshops, trainings, fairs, etc.) »

Katowice City won in the category “Investor-friendly City”

Katowice City won in the category “Investor-friendly City”

Katowice City won in the category “Investor-friendly City” - Prime Property Prize 2013 - for the actions of local authorities in the battle for developers and investors, which change the perception of Silesia Region as the location dominated by heavy industry. Investments implemented by Katowice make the city more attractive place not only for working but also for living. »

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