Investment potential

Katowice is a very dynamic city, which undergoes many changes, due to simultaneous execution of various key projects, like construction of the International Congress Centre or Transformation of the City Centre. The Municipality of Katowice highly appreciates positive decisions made by both Polish and foreign private investors on location of their projects in Katowice, whose effects bring about a desired and comprehensive effect of transformation of the city.

Katowice, with its ca. 300 000 inhabitants, being the main city of the Katowice Agglomeration with 2 million inhabitants and at the same time the capital of the Silesian region, is also distinguished by unusually high proportion of green spaces, which account for 45% of the total area of the city.

Within the radius of 100 km from Katowice, three international airports are located, including one of the most dynamically developing airports in Europe - Katowice Airport.

Undeniable strong assets of the region consist in its location in the centre of the Eastern and Central Europe, availability of highly skilled human potential, well developed transport infrastructure, investment incentives, including these ones which are provided by the Special Economic Zone, business environment and a wide range of possibilities for leisure time.

Human resources in the region are based on more than 4,6 million inhabitants, with almost 50% of them concentrated in the Katowice Agglomeration; approximately 135 thousand students, including more than 102 thousand in the Katowice Agglomeration.

The most dynamic higher schools in the Silesian region:

Attractiveness of the region and of the town has been confirmed by a dynamic growth of the number of registered companies. At present, there are registered in Katowice above 45 thousand entities of the national economy.
Such companies as IBM, Rockwell Automation, Unilever, Mentor Graphics, Steria, EY, Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, Capgemini or DisplayLink (from the Silicone Valley) are operating in Katowice.

The Municipality of Katowice has very high credit worthiness. According to the study made by the international rating agency Fitch, the creditworthiness was rated at the level "A-" stable perspective', which is favourably assessed by investors.

The presence of the Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSSE) is extremely important in encouraging new companies to locate their business in the town and in the region; due to offered tax incentives. 250 companies established their operation within the KSSE and invested more than 5,2 billion euro, employing above 55,000 workers.

Investors, apart from the advantages resulting from the location, appreciate high professional skills of the labour force, including knowledge of languages and availability of a high class office space.

Heart of Silesia

Heart of European Metropolis Katowice, with its 300,000 inhabitants, is the capital of Silesian Voivodeship. Now the city is also the seat of the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis of 14 cities joined together. Silesia is a big industrial region that is going through some profitable changes and developing its economics. 2 million people live in the Agglomeration, creating the biggest settlement in Central Europe. 9 million people live within the radius of 100 km from Katowice.

Katowice worth investing

  • Friendly administration
  • Support for investors, incl. real estate tax exemption
  • Special Economic Zone
  • Spends over 30% of its budget on investment
  • Good ratings by Fitch: "A-"

Human potential

  • 25 universities and colleges
  • 97 R&D units
  • 102,000 students
  • Over 31,000 graduates a year

Excellent location

  • Easy access by plane&train from the main European cities
  • Nearby the fastest developing airport in Poland (Katowice Intl Airport, 30 km from Katowice)
  • Crossing point of trans-European transport corridors
  • Well developed inner high parameter road system

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