What proves the attractiveness of a given place to live? Undoubtedly, these are the opportunities that this place creates on a daily basis. For each of us, sooner or later aspects of life such as a rich educational offer, access to a developed labor market or high quality of public services become important. And what possibilities does the Krakow Metropolis offer in this respect? For all who would like to find out, another edition of the unique publication “Metropolia Krakowska. Metropolia Opportunities” has been prepared. It will bring investors, residents and tourists closer to the economic potential of the region. We invite you to read!

Metropolis Opportunities:

At the very beginning, it is worth asking what is the Krakow Metropolis? It is an area made up of 15 associated, neighboring municipalities, gathered around the Municipality of Krakow – the growth center of the entire region. Biskupice, Czernichów, Igołomia-Wawrzeńczyce, Kocmyrzów-Luborzyca, Kraków, Liszki, Michałowice, Mogilany Niepołomice, Skawina, Świątniki Górne, Wieliczka, Wielka Wieś, Zabierzów and Zielonki is a mosaic of people, ideas and space that creates a perfectly harmonious, complementary organism . It is a place where you can live and pursue your passions thanks to an internationally unique cultural, entertainment and sports offer. It is a place where you can find a satisfying job and develop your career in many innovative industries. It is also a place where you can safely invest on competitive terms.

The economic, cultural and scientific heart of Małopolska:

The Krakow Metropolis is one of the most important and largest metropolitan centers in the country. For years, the members of the association have been making efforts to make it easier for local, national and foreign entrepreneurs to set up and develop a business.

– In the Metropolis, we constantly support activities combining science with industry, transport , environmentally friendly infrastructure, we support entrepreneurship, culture and health protection. We encourage investors, scientific circles and startups to use European Funds , valuing and being proud of our place in the European Union – we read in the introduction to the publication by Jacek Majchrowski, President of the Krakow Metropolis Association.

The Krakow Metropolis also draws on the natural potential – location in a region with unique natural values ​​- and historical – access to living traditions and folklore, which contribute to the recognizable brand of the Metropolis and which make this area the most visited tourist destination in Poland and Krakow is one of the the most popular European travel destinations.

The most important capital – people:

The most important element and, at the same time, the condition for the dynamic development of the Krakow Metropolis are its inhabitants. However, the very number is not significant, although it is not insignificant, it is about 1.1 million people. What distinguishes the Kraków Metropolis is also the favorable demographic structure, as well as the positive birth rate and the migration balance. This is a particularly attractive factor for investors .

This inalienable capital is a mixture of highly qualified employees who co-create the staff of a wide range of enterprises from the Krakow Metropolis. High qualifications also mean an excellent level of education – the Krakow Metropolis is an important research center, with an impressive number of 23 respected universities and colleges, including many economic and technical universities, and an impressive number of over 130,000. annually, the number of students and graduates. It is worth noting that employment in the area of ​​research and development is growing intensively from year to year. The flow of knowledge to business and industry is supported by numerous technology transfer centers, knowledge transfer centers and special purpose vehicles of universities. Favorable conditions – technological, infrastructural and financial as well as support for young companies make that the startup environment of the Krakow Metropolis is very strong. The concentration of modern services for business is another distinguishing feature of this area, to which technological and industrial parks give a synergy effect, making this area one of the innovation leaders in Poland.

Krakow Metropolis attractive to investors:

The attractiveness of the Krakow Metropolis is evidenced by the number of companies that have already decided to locate their headquarters here and those that have decided to develop and expand their plants. Entrepreneurs indicate as the main reasons for their decisions, first of all:

– access to high-quality human capital;

– the central location of the Metropolis on the map of Europe, which is of colossal importance in the design of the supply chain and the dynamically changing macroeconomic situation;

– favorable conditions for running a business, including a number of tax reliefs , also within the Polish Investment Zone;

– the possibility of creating innovative products and services thanks to an extensive educational infrastructure , a high number of obtained patents and a well-developed research and development infrastructure;

– properly prepared investment areas as well as functioning and planned numerous Economic Activity Zones.

And how is innovative business carried out in practice? This is shown by the stories of companies that decided to invest in the Krakow Metropolitan Area.

Let’s get to know each other better!

More about the Krakow Metropolis and the reasons why it is worth living here, spending free time, developing and running a business can be found in the publication prepared by the Krakow Metropolis Association. It includes, among others the most important statistical data on the metropolitan area as a whole and individually compiled for individual communes of the Krakow Metropolis. It is also worth taking a look at how the Krakow Metropolis presents itself against the background of other, domestic and foreign Metropolises, what investment incentives it offers and why it is worth living and doing business here.

We encourage you to read the publication: “The Metropolis of Krakow Metropolis of Opportunities”!

Source of financing: Regional Operational Programme for the Małopolska Region 2014-2020, Priority axis 3 “Entrepreneurial Małopolska”, Measure 3.3 “Internationalization of the Małopolska economy”, Sub-measure 3.3.1 “Economic promotion of Małopolska.