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Silesia’s Genes for Success
August 29, 2012   
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¦l±skie province (Silesia) is Poland’s most attractive investment location.

The Katowice Special Economic Zone with 50,000 jobs and EUR 4.4bn in investments, working-age population of over 3mln, nearly 200,000 students at 45 universities and colleges, excellent connections to other parts of Poland and Europe and traditional work ethos prove that we have the gene for success.

For the seventh time in a row Silesia has been ranked as the most attractive investment location in Poland.* The Katowice Special Economic Zone has created tens of thousands of new jobs in 35 cities of the province. Opel, Fiat, Isuzu, Agora, Famur and Mokate, among other investors, have come to value human resources, attractive labour costs and best in the country transport connections and social infrastructure of Silesia. The region inhabited by 4.6 million people has the highest population density in Poland and is the most urbanized area in Central Europe.

Traditional work ethos is a good mark of the people who have worked here in industry for generations. Silesia has a working-age population of over 3 million. The province’s active business networks and dynamic market are the product of true team work. The 45 universities and colleges of ¦l±skie province tutor almost 200,000 students, with 60% of them studying for degrees in engineering and economics.

Silesia is one of Poland’s leading centres for R&D. The first artificial heart or design initiatives are the showpieces of our creative potential. An innovative approach to business contributes to success of the firms, which operate in the province. There are 18 industry and technology parks operating in the energy, automation, electronics and construction sectors. Over 2 million creative people living in 14 cities of the so-called Silesia Metropolis create the region’s positive energy.

Silesia’s densest network of expressways and motorways in Poland completes the offer. The cities of the conurbation are interconnected by a multi-lane transit road. Katowice Airport is the largest regional airport for cargo traffic in Poland. The railway terminal in Sławków is the westernmost point of the broad-gauge railway line, which connects Silesia to the Asian and Far Eastern transport system.

¦l±skie province has always been a strong pillar of Polish economy. Exploit the potential of the region! 30 attractive sites for investment are waiting for you: invest-in-silesia.pl


*According to the report “Investment Attractiveness of Polish Provinces and Subregions,” by the Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics, 2011
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