The things that conduce to the city’s growth include skilful cooperation between the administration and business as well as investment in people and social capital that have been worked out for years. The city has rich academic infrastructure and versatile personnel. Thanks to the openness and mutual cooperation between academic business incubators and companies that are operating in the city, students and graduates have an opportunity to grow in their chosen fields. They can do it while they still study as well as at a later stage, when they take their first steps in business.

It is the cooperation between mentors, experts, investors and young people as well as actions undertaken by the city that support highly innovative initiatives which resulted in creating a unique atmosphere conductive to networking at the foot of the Wawel Castle. A large number of innovative businesses, companies operating in the main economy sectors and start-ups enable placing Kraków as a crucial new projects incubator on the map of Europe. The city also hosts many events addressed to entrepreneurs where all business circles integrate and where new, interesting ideas and solutions are born.

There are more than 120 000 companies operating in Kraków, including over 3 500 firms with a foreign capital. The city’s investment capital lies in its comprehensiveness, favourable location, developed infrastructure and uniqueness. The standard of living, access to culture, public institutions and medical care as well as multicultural, open environment have a huge importance for new investments. These are some of the elements that make investors perceive the capital of the Małopolska Province as a good place to live both for employers and employees.


More information: Kraków | European Congress of Local Governments

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