Katowice is the centre of the Silesian Voivodship agglomeration with a population of 2 million. It has been appraised as the best city in Central and Eastern Europe, and the fifth city in Europe with regard to strategies of attracting foreign investments. The presence of Katowice Special Economic Zone is an extremely important factor, encouraging settling down in the city.

The region’s incontestable assets include location in the centre of Central-East Europe, availability of highly qualified staff, well-developed transportation infrastructure with an airport, investment incentives including those offered by KSEZ, business environment and a wide range of possibilities of spending free time in an attractive way.

Katowice is one of the biggest academic centres in Poland. There are over 20 universities here, with almost 100,000 students. The region is a very important exhibition and fair centre.

Main sectors: mining, iron and steel, power, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.


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