February 28 2024
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Katowice has undergone a huge transformation in recent years. From a place associated with heavy industry, coal and steel, it has become a modern metropolis. Katowice is not only a city of around 280,000 inhabitants, but also the heart of the Upper Silesia and Zagłębie Metropolitan Area, which comprises 41 cities and towns with a population of almost 2.3 million.
Katowice is one of the largest business centres in Poland. After a period of transformation from a traditional industrial district, Katowice's promising economic potential has been recognised by investors from the modern business sector - from the business services industry, but also from office and hotel developers and entities related to business tourism.
The strong position of Katowice among other investment destinations is based on several groups of factors related to human potential, location and the level of logistics development.
Deputy Head of Investor Services Department, Katowice City Hall
The development of Katowice and the metropolis attracts companies from all over the world, which open their offices here to continue their rapid growth over the years. Investors come to Katowice every year, giving us a "certificate" of an attractive location and confirming that our city cares about its entrepreneurs and a good business climate. The most recent investors: Concentrix, GlobalLogic, Henry Meds, Orbus Software and Vaillant, are a perfect example.
We are pursuing a strategy in which we can confidently define Katowice's assets as the key to success, with which we are increasingly "opening the door" to new investors. These are: a stable financial situation, more than 725,000 square metres of modern office space, human resources with a population of 2.3 million, dynamically developing business tourism and a highly rated quality of life in the city.
In Katowice, the long-term strategy of attracting and serving investors is a naturally developed state of equilibrium between a push strategy - reaching out to a potential investor and creating his needs, and a pull strategy - satisfying the needs of an investor who already has precise investment plans.
Our dialogue with investors is open and constructive.
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