Why Poland


Total area of the voivodeship

15,183 km2

- in urban areas


Population density

222 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 Special Economic Zone
Katowice Special Economic Zone
EURO-PARK Mielec Special Economic Zone

Industrial & Technology Parks

Kraków Technology Park
MMC Brainville in Nowy Sącz
Tarnów Science and Technology Park
Jagiellonian Center of Innovation – Techonology Park Life Science in Kraków
Małopolska Information Technology Park in Kraków
"Crystal" Industrial Park In Tarnów

Regional Investor Assistance Centre

Business in Małopolska Centre in Kraków

International airport

Kraków Airport

* - as of 2015
** - as of 2014

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 10-12 million tourists, new investments and young people studying at regional universities.

Strenghts of the Region

  • Małopolska is one of the leading Polish regions in terms of economic potential and investment attractiveness
  • Good communication accessibility and location at the intersection of the international transit routes
  • 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 investments
  • Modern infrastructure for personnel training and operation of companies in the ICT industry
  • High potential for energy technology research
  • Good infrastructure facilities for creative industries (museums, libraries) - Kraków is one of the most important industrial designers education centres in Poland
  • Very well developed scientific and research - development facilities
  • High availability of university graduates in the fields of engineering - technical and biological
  • 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
  • ICT / BPO / SSC
  • Chemistry industry
  • Manufacture of basic metals and metal products
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Creative industries, including leisure industry

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