Why Poland


Total area of the voivodeship

12 333 km2

- in urban areas

4570.8 thous.

Population density

371 persons/km2

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Częstochowa, Sosnowiec, Gliwice, Zabrze, Bytom

Special Economic Zones


Industrial & Technology Parks

Bielski Technology Park of Aviation-innovation, cooperation and development
Bytom Industrial Park
Częstochowski Industrial Park
Górnośląski Industrial Park
Jaworznicki Industrial-Technology Park
"Stara Huta" Industrial Park
"Euro Centrum" Science and Technology Park
"Euro Centrum" Industrial Park
Ziemia Pszczyńska Industrial Park
"Technopark" Science-Technology Park in Gliwice
EkoPark Industrial and Technology Park
“Revita Park” Industrial-Technology Park
Sosnowiec Science and Technology Park
Śląsk Industrial and Technology Park
Żory Industrial Park

Rydułtowski Park Przedsiębiorczości
Park Technologii Medycznych Kardio-Med Silesia
Zawierciański Park Przemysłowo-Technologiczny
Park Przemysłowo-Technologiczny „Porcelana Śląska”
Park Nowoczesnych Technologii IT Loft Park
Park Technologiczny EkoEnergia-Woda-Bezpieczeństwo
Park Przemysłowo-Technologiczny EkoEnergia-Efektywność

Regional Investor Assistance Centre


International airport



Śląskie voivodeship is situated in the south of Poland and borders Slovakia and the Czech Republic. It is Poland’s most industrialised region and one of the most industrialised in Europe. Until recently it was associated only with heavy industry. Although that sector continues to dominate (60 mines and 18 iron and steel works), it is now also known for its motor industry which is developing apace. Next to Mazowieckie and Wielkopolskie voivodeships, Silesia ranks among the country’s most attractive regions in terms of investments as well as lowest investment risks. Despite its industrial character, agricultural areas account for more than one-half of its area, and some 22,7% of its people live in rural areas.

Investment opportunities

  • the most industrialized and urbanized region of Poland
  • enormous potential and absorptive market - almost 4.6 million consumers
  • availability of investment offer: industry, services, development and modernization of infrastructure, tourism, agriculture
  • one of the top regions in Poland in terms of the number of big investors
  • well-developed and diversified R&D base (38 universities, numerous R&D units, almost 119 thous. students)
  • active cross-border cooperation with the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • well-developed road and railway transport, as well as telecommunication infrastructure, international airport "Katowice Airport" in Pyrzowice ensuring domestic, international and cargo transport, rail transport - the so-called Metallurgical Broad-gauge Line (LHS), proximity of the Czech Republic and Slovakias’ borders
  • variety of investments offer: industry, services, development and modernization of infrastructure, tourism and recreation, agriculture
  • investment incentives for Investors: Katowice Special Economic Zone offering plots which are ready for investments, income tax reductions

Sectors with huge potential

  • IT (ICT)
  • Automotive
  • Energy industry
  • Madical

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