Advantages of the Małopolskie Voivodship
- Attractive for investors
- Good transportation accessibility
- Openness to foreign markets
- Innovativeness – presence of high tech sector, research and development institutes, universities and innovative businesses
- High scientific and research potential of the universities of Cracow and scientific centres of Cracow
- Well development network of bank services
- Abundant natural resources
There are 61 cities, including 3 cities with district rights in the Małopolskie Voivodeship, the total area of which encompasses 15,190 km2: Kraków, Tarnów and Nowy Sącz. The region is divided into 22 district and 182 communes.
The Małopolska Region is provided with a well-developed transportation infrastructure. The A4 motorway with the Cracow-Katowice section, the Cracow – Tarnów section under construction and the main transit corridor from the Western Europe to Ukraine – CORRIDOR III. The Jan Paweł II International Airport Krakow – Balice situated in the Małopolska Region checked in nearly 2.9 million passengers in 2010 and its annual capacity of its Cargo Terminal is 7,055 tonnes.
Economic Potential of Małopolska
The Małopolskie Voivodeship is provided with a considerable countrywide social and economic potential.
The Małopolska Region produces 7.4% of the country’s GDP and has a high level of economic growth.
There are around 330 thousand businesses in Małopolska. The Małopolska Region is the only region of Poland with rich deposits of crude oil, earth gas, sulphur, gypsum, zinc, lead, sandstone and limestone.
Thanks to scientific, research and educational potential, proper scientific facilities, highly qualified engineers and workforce, as well as good natural and climatic conditions, there are convenient conditions for development of High –Tech, automotive, tourist and BPO sectors in Małopolska.
The following foreign companies rely on the Małopolska Region: Motorola, Pliva, Delphi, Valeo, IBM Krakow Software Laboratory, Electrolux, Philip Morris, Electrolux, Shell and Capgemini.