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With Impact’18 is happening next week, we’ve taken some time to talk about what you might expect visiting Małopolska Region. You can find those posts here: 1 and 2. Today, we thought we’ll take a look at the Business in Małopolska Centre (CeBiM). This unique initiative aims to improve the investor and exporter services, and promote the economic advantages of the region in Poland and worldwide.

CeBiM is actually comprised of four different entities, each dealing with a different aspect of the centre’s operations.

Małopolska Regional Development Agency is one of the largest regional development institutions in Poland. Its aim is taking care of the regional environment, by restructuration of the economy, land development, support of EU programmes, cooperation with local government authorities, investment services, enterprise support, as well as international cooperation. Małopolska Regional Development Agency has its own financial instruments which support the enterprise sector, allowing it to provide grants for the SME sector. It also supports international investors looking to implement initiatives for the development of Małopolska region.

The local government is also very active within CeBiM. The Marshal’s Office of the Małopolska Region creates policies for the economic development. They implement information policies and promoting the economic and investment potential of the region. National and foreign investors interested in starting business activity in the region can count on their support in all their undertakings. As if that wasn’t enough, the Marshal’s Office also organizes events promoting the Małopolska region.

The third of the entities comprising CeBiM is Kraków Technology Park (KPT), which manages the special economic zone and the technology park, which together are over 500ha. They focus on supporting foreign direct investments. Since 1997, 86 SME and bigger companies have worked with them, such as Car Technology, Unipress, MAN Trucks, Comarch, RP Donnelly, Motorola, or  Shell. Thanks to KPT’s office rentals and greenfield investment areas, 9000 new jobs have been created within the Kraków zone.

And last but not least, Małopolskie Parki Przemysłowe. Established in 2005, its aim is to initiate, support, and promote the economic development of the Małopolska Region. Initially, they were supposed to prepare 140 ha of land for the investment of M.A.N. Trucks in Niepołomice. Nowadays, the company continues its work by locating new economic undertakings in the region, obtaining investment areas, and providing consulting services. They also create and manage investment zones and industrial parks.

As you can see, a lot is going on in Małopolska! How about investing in the region yourself? Learn more during Impact’18, which will take place on June 13th & 14th in Krakow. There’s still time to register!

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