Among factors determining Poland's attractiveness and foreign investors' engagement in the country, the most important ones are:

  • economic growth
  • constantly increasing consumption
  • the size of the Polish market and its location in the very centre of Europe
  • labour productivity growth, high skills level of Polish workers combined with comparatively low labour costs
  • good condition of the public finances, financial system and political stability
  • membership of the EU and thus access to the European market, new technologies, development capital and investments;
  • prospect of entrance to the euro zone
  • inflow of EU funds for infrastructure and strategic investments
  • possibility of obtaining state aid for investments (about €63 m. in 2008)
  • comparatively high availability and low prices of real estate
  • liberalisation of the net sectors (e.g. telecommunication, energy) facilitating access and lowering the costs
  • substantial reduction of investment risk

Many investors have already taken the opportunity and they grow and progress in Poland!

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In the period between 2014 and 2020 Poland will undertake immense investments in the infrastructure. The value of EU funds available to Poland in this period will amount to €72,9 billion which makes Poland the biggest beneficiary of the European Funds. Moreover, The Board of Strategic Advisers to the Prime Minister of Poland created The Poland 2030 Report”It lists key challenges to be faced by Poland over the next two decades – growth and competitive edge of the economy, high professional activity and adaptability of labour resources, adequate infrastructural potential, energy and climatic safety, knowledge-based economy, efficient state, and increase in the social capital. 

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Poland is more resistant to the global crisis [please see for instance: Financial Times, February 25, 2009 - Retail sales rise suggests resilience of Poland's economy; opinion presented by Moody's Investors Service]. The economy is slowing down but not breaking down, unemployment is rising but not exploding. There are several reasons for Poland's resilience: banks did not use sophisticated financial engineering, taking out a mortgage was never as easy as it was in the U.S., export constitutes only 40% of the GDP, the internal market is big and growing. Hence, the rate of GDP growth in Poland is anticipated at the level of 2% in 2009 and despite the downturn in the world's economy it should still remain one of the highest in the European Union.

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Poland is a free market economy. In the Doing Business report of the World Bank for 2014 Poland ranked in the 45th place - 3 positions higher than last year. Poland's position is particularly good in the categories "getting credit", "resolving insolvency", "trading across borders" and "protecting investors". Starting a business and taxpaying procedures are still very burdensome. For more details please see: www.doingbusiness.org

Tax burden in Poland is lower than the average figure for the EU member states. In 2012, it accounted for 35.5% of GDP. In accordance with the World Bank's Doing Business report currently the total tax rate constitutes 41.6% of the profit.