Economic center of the region
Krakow is currently inhabited by approximately 760 thousand permanent residents. Moreover, every year it is becomes a home to several thousand or more people that live here temporarily, mainly students. Krakow is the second largest city in Poland. It is not only an administrative center of the Małopolskie Voivodship, but also an intra-regional scientific and economic center - a valuable partner for its investors. The city is the corporate seat of international banks, associations supporting business activities and chambers of commerce (among others the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce, the Krakow Merchant Congregation.) Its position is confirmed by its high credit credibility ratings. The economic significance of Krakow is reinforced by the demographic potential of the region - approximately 8 million people live within a 100 km radius of the city. This constitutes an accessible potential market. An additional advantage is the fact that 60% of the inhabitants of our city are people under age 45.
City of a modern economy
Numerous scientific and research facilities operating for the purpose of meeting the needs of the modern industry, as well as implemented investments and qualified man-power, are all advantages thanks to which Krakow is perceived as an appropriate place to conduct investment and economic activity. The city's development strategy favors cooperation from the widest spectrum of entities, institutions and environments revolved around local (on the city, neighboring communes and region level) pro-investment initiatives, including promotional efforts. The special economic zone operating in our city which offers a range of investment incentives is one of the significant determinants of Krakow's investment attractiveness (www.sse.krakow.pl) Additional conference facilities are constantly being developed, allowing the organization of all types of meetings, congresses, and symposiums. A special congress office was established, with the main objective of promoting the city as an interesting place for business meetings, congresses and conferences, as well as motivational events.