After a spell as one of Europe's standout performers, Poland's FDI figures have dropped over the past couple of years. However, it appears that 2015 is going to represent a return to form for the country, with its business services and R&D industries leading the way.
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FDI into Poland’s software and IT services sector declined between 2012 and 2014.
Arkadiusz Bak of Poland’s ministry of economy explains why some of the country’s smaller cities should not be overlooked by foreign investors, but stresses that these locations also have to take a more proactive approach to FDI.
While the cities of eastern Poland appear to be well located – offering access to Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania as well as links to Warsaw – the reality for many of them is one of infrastructural shortfall, as Courtney Fingar discovers.
Piotr Grzymowicz, mayor of the Polish city of Olsztyn, speaks to fDi about the various projects underway to boost the region's investment attractiveness, including the upgrades to the city's notoriously poor transport infrastructure.
Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, chairman of the partners board at EY Poland and former prime minister of Poland, discusses the challenges facing the country, including why it needs to keep its talent within its borders.
The Polish city of Olsztyn's large student population, combined with its natural beauty, give it a unique selling proposition to attract investors.
The cities of Puławy and Lublin have both carved out niches to attract investment, the former having established a reputation in the chemical sector but also in scientific research and the latter as a well-connected academic city. But, says Courtney Fingar, their respective specialties complement each other.
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