Małopolska Region

Małopolska is a strong economy hub and a perfect place to develop your business. Let us present the key strengths of the Małopolska Region: Poland’s first and only to have been awarded the title of European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) by the European Committee of Regions in 2016:

  • the GDP of the Małopolska Region boasts a significant growth dynamic: its recent (since 2008) progression was around 40%, and it accounts for 8% of the GDP of the country
  • the number of businesses in Małopolska grew by over 10,000 only in 2018, to the total of nearly 393,000
  • the 30 institutions of higher education in Małopolska provide tuition to nearly 160,000 students, of which number approximately 5% are future information and communication technology experts, which is why new technology giants, such as Ericpol, ComArch, ABB, and Grupa Onet, operate in Małopolska
  • Małopolska institutions of higher education are open to foreign students: close to 10,000 young foreigners obtain knowledge and hone their skills here
  • thanks to the activity of Małopolska businesses, the region is in the spearhead of Poland’s most innovative regions (voivodeships); only in 2013–17 Małopolska enterprises have invested PLN 6.8 billion in research and development
  • 131 innovation support centres operate in Małopolska; 37 institutions of this number offer services for businesses operating in the ICT sector
  • Kraków and Małopolska rank highly among cities and regions considered most attractive for investors, as attested by Kraków being No. 2 in Top 10 fDI Large European Cities of the Future 2018/19 – Business Friendliness, Małopolska ranking No. 6 in European Cities and Regions of the future 2018/19, and Kraków again ranking No. 2 in the Polish Cities of the future 2019/20
  • Kraków was home to 31% of new and over 21% of all game dev studios in Poland, according to the Condition of the Polish Games Sector’ 17 report by KPT sp. z o.o.
  • dynamically developing start-up community: around 10% of all the country’s start-ups operated in Małopolska in 2018
  • Małopolska Region the institution managing the Regional Operational Programme earmarked close to € 870 million of EU funds to the development of entrepreneurship in 2014–20; it is available for entrepreneurs and business sector support institutions
  • Kraków is Poland’s No. 2 city in office space; thanks to the development of airline, road, and railway infrastructure, Małopolska is fully connected to practically all corners of Europe
  • it is not a coincidence that Małopolska has seen the investment of global brands, to note Google, Cisco, Motorola, Shell, Rolls Royce, Philip Morris, Lufthansa, Delphi, R.R. Donnelley, Coca-Cola, Heineken.
  • Visit https://www.malopolska.pl/
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