A start-up scene is beginning to emerge in the Polish capital of Warsaw that is not only attracting involvement from big names such as Google and Samsung, but is also persuading many of the country's young expatriates to relocate to the city.
Warsaw hosts many of Poland’s best universities, a central district with plenty of development potential, boasts a quality of life that matches some of Europe’s most prestigious cities, and possesses abundant levels of office space, says the city’s deputy mayor, Michal Olszewski.
With completions approaching record levels, rents for office space in Warsaw are falling and vacancy rates are expected to rise. However, prestigious developments in the city are capable of attracting blue-chip tenants, such as Samsung and Goldman Sachs.
Companies such as Citibank, Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble have all relocated major operations to the Polish capital of Warsaw, drawn by its human capital, large local market, easy access to regional customers and improving infrastructure. And with steady national growth forecast, more are likely to follow. Jacopo Dettoni reports.
The fDi Report 2016
Most popular content
- fDi American Cities of the Future 2017/18 – New York triumphs again
- fDi’s Global Cities of the Future 2016/17 – the winners
- fDi American Cities of the Future 2017/18 – FDI Strategy winners
- The first resort: how FDI can help the Maldives to preserve its paradise
- Maldives pushes sustainability at home and abroad
Crossborder investment monitor
fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.
Corporate location benchmarking tool
fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.
fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.Find out more.