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Business & technology

Małopolska is well-known for its attraction to high investment, developed network of banking services and strong business support network. The economy of Małopolska is based on industry, services and advanced technology. The rapid economic growth of the region together with the high credibility of Kraków – its capital city – are factors that are encouraging new businesses to develop in this part of Poland.

 
Key economic data about the region:
  • 3.1% - the average annual pace of actual growth of GDP per capita;
  • USD 1,567 billion - the value of foreign direct investment implemented in the Małopolska Region in 2013;
  • PLN 2,313.1 billion – the estimated investment potential of the Małopolska Region for the years 2010-2015;
  • the credibility evaluation A- was achieved by Kraków in 2012 according to Standard & Poor's Rating Services;
  • 1st place in East-Central Europe and 9th place in the world as per Tholonos ranking “Top 100 Outsourcing Destinations” 2015;
  • ArcelorMittal, General Electric, Philip Morris, F&P, Shell - the main investors in the Małopolska;
  • Technology Park – The Kraków Special Economic Zone;
  • 78 international companies including Ahold Back Office Services, Electrolux AB, Shell, IBM Software Group, Delphi, Google, Elettric 80, ESET, Hewitt, and Philip Morris;
  • host of numerous international financial institutions;
  • host of Routes Europe 2016 - the biggest conference in aviation industry;

 

Selected data
Małopolska
Kraków
Population
3,346,796
758,992
Area in km2
15,182.87
326.80
Unemployment rate in %
11.5
5.8
GDP per capita in PLN
31,501
55,970
Average gross salary in PLN
3,574.22
3,997.80
Number of business entities per 1,000 inhabitants
99
153
Commercial companies with foreign capital share
4,463
3,263
Growth dynamics of the number of enterprises in %
(as compared to previous year)
5.5
8.2
Source. Own source on the basis of CSO (GUS) reports.
 
  • useful links:

http://www.paiz.gov.pl/pl
http://www.businessinmalopolska.pl/
http://www.marr.pl/
http://www.iph.krakow.pl/

 

Source: Development Strategy of the Małopolska Region 2011-2020