Why Poland


Total area of the voivodeship

15,183 km2

- in urban areas


Population density

224 persons /km2**

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Oświęcim, Chrzanów, Olkusz, Nowy Targ, Bochnia, Gorlice, Zakopane, Skawina, Wieliczka, Andrychów, Trzebinia, Wadowice, Kęty, Myślenice, Libiąż, Brzesko, Limanowa

Special Economic Zones

Kraków Technology Park (Krakowski Park Technologiczny)
Katowice Special Economic Zone
EURO-PARK Mielec Special Economic Zone

Industrial & Technology Parks

Kraków Technology Park in Kraków
Park Life Science in Kraków
Industrial Park "Czysta" in Tarnów
Industrial Park "Mechaniczne" in Tarnow
Industrial Park "Crystal" In Tarnów
MMC Brainville in Nowy Sącz

Regional Investor Assistance Centre

Business in Małopolska Centre in Kraków - Krakow Technology Park

International airport

Kraków Airport

As of 2019

Małopolska Region is located in the central-southern part of the country. In terms of economic development, the region is one of the most diverse regions in Poland. Situated at the crossing point of communication routes between the West (Austria, Germany) and the East (Ukraine), the North (Scandinavian countries) and the South (Slovakia, Hungary), it has exceptional assets and each year attracts 15 million tourists, new investments and young people studying at regional universities Strongly developed electromechanical, chemical, biotechnology, high-tech, automotive, IT services and modern business services sectors.

Strenghts of the Region

  • Małopolska is one of the leading Polish regions in terms of economic potential and investment attractiveness
  • Good transport accessibility and location at the intersection of international transit routes:
    • Pan-European transit corridor TENT III, connecting Western Europe with Asia, whose axis in Poland is the A4 motorway connecting Germany with Ukraine (Dresden - Legnica - Wrocław - Opole - Gliwice - Katowice - Kraków - Tarnów - Rzeszów - Przemyśl - border crossing Korczowa) ;
    • national road No. 7 - expanded to the standard of an expressway connecting the south of Europe with the seaports of Gdańsk and Gdynia;
    • E 30 railway line - belonging to the III Pan-European Transport Corridor connecting Germany, Poland and Ukraine;
    • Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line (LHS) - connecting China via Russia with Europe.
  • Availability of public support for investors, among others, through a special economic zone and a number of business support institutions
  • Małopolska is one of the most important Polish Bio-Regions with high potential for development of life sciences with well-developed medical facilities
  • The best place in Central - Eastern Europe for BPO/SSC/IT and R&D investments
  • Modern infrastructure for personnel training and operation of companies in the ICT industry
  • High potential for energy technology research
  • Very well developed scientific and research - development facilities
  • High availability of university graduates in the fields of engineering - technical and biological
  • Good infrastructure facilities for creative industries (museums, libraries) - Kraków is one of the most important industrial designers education centres in Poland
  • A wide range of real estate
  • The natural wealth of Małopolska - geothermal resources
  • High quality of life

Sectors with huge potential

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Chemistry industry
  • Manufacture of basic metals and metal products
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Creative industries, including leisure industry

(Last update: June 2020)

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