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The Rzeszów Voice
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Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone
   
The Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone in southeastern Poland offers opportunities for both Polish and foreign investors. The zone is home to a Science and Technology Park and includes a subzone of the Euro-Park Mielec Special Economic Zone.

Location
The Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone is located within the Osiedle Przybyszówka estate in the northwestern part of the city of Rzeszów, about 700 meters north of Krakowska Street where national road No. 4 leading from Cracow enters Rzeszów. The zone borders Świlcza District to the west and Głogów Małopolski District to the northeast.

Area
The Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone consists of the following contiguous sites:
- a subzone of the Euro-Park Mielec Special Economic Zone, 24.73 hectares in size
- a Science and Technology Park, 55.47 hectares in size
- other sites intended for those investing in industry in the Rzeszów-Dworzysko area, to be ultimately covered by the zone, up to 150 hectares in size in total
- sites for development that are an extension of the business zone in Świlcza District (the villages of Świlcza and Rudna Wielka) and Głogów Małopolski District (the villages of Pogwizdów and Nowy Miłocin)—300 hectares in size.

Designation within Rzeszów
The western and central parts of the Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone are primarily intended for industry, logistics centers, storage facilities and warehouses. These areas are 107.1 hectares in size in total. Moreover, in the eastern part of the business zone, commercial services, including retail outlets with a total retail space of over 2,000 square meters are permitted on an area of 10.1 hectares.

Infrastructure
The final stage of work to build infrastructure is nearing completion. A road is being built to connect the entire area of the zone with national road No. 4 on Krakowska Street and with the A4 freeway.

Access
The zone is near where the S-19 expressway intersects with the A-4 freeway (Rzeszów Zachód junction). The most convenient route from the zone to Rzeszów’s Jasionka International Airport is via the S-19 and A-4 roads while bypassing Rzeszów. The E-30 rail line from Germany to Ukraine via Poland also runs through the zone. It is possible to connect railroad sidings to this rail line.

Ownership
The western part of the zone, which contains land belonging to the government-run Agricultural Property Agency, is owned by the agency’s Rzeszów division. The eastern part of the zone is owned by the authorities of Rzeszów County. The central part belongs to a private owner.

It is possible to check the current ownership status of land with the surveying department of Rzeszów City Hall.

Tax allowances
The Rzeszów-Dworzysko Business Zone aims to create favorable conditions for innovative companies to launch business operations and work with enterprises based in the local Aviation Valley. Businesses that decide to invest in the zone and create new jobs are eligible for high income tax allowances. The allowance is 50 percent of the expenses incurred or two years’ worth of the costs of employing new workers in the case of large enterprises, 60 percent of the expenses incurred in the case of medium-sized enterprises, and 70 percent of the expenses incurred in the case of small businesses.

The Rzeszów subzone of the Euro-Park Mielec Special Economic Zone also includes two other sites:

1. A 9-hectare site on Rzeszów’s Ciepłownicza Street— owned by Rzeszów municipality.
2. A 1.48-hectare site within the compound of aircraft producer Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze WSK Rzeszów—owned by PZL WSK Rzeszów.

Investor Relations Office, Rzeszów City Hall, 35-030 Rzeszów ul. 3 Maja 7
Jerzy Bieniek, email: biniekj@erzeszow.pl, tel.: +48 17 875 47 99