On 3 March 2011 a conference on prognosis for dynamic expansion of companies from Lower Silesia was held in Wrocław. Adecco Poland was an HR expert of this conference.
The conference was a consecutive meeting from the series ‘Prospects in Poland’ which promotes polish cities and their investment capabilities. Authorities of the city of Wrocław and Lower Silesia province, advisers of the best consulting companies in the world, lawyers, financiers, experts from business organizations and representatives of companies which have made their investments in Lower Silesia.
The objective of the meeting was to discuss investment policy in Lower Silesia with the particular emphasis on cooperation with business representatives, analysis of investment potential of Wrocław and its surroundings in the era of large-scale changes of the city centre, representatives of Private Sector’s needs and expectations for local government, financing of investment projects, as well as innovative undertakings, and defining the crucial organizational, logistic and legal challenges for Lower Silesia.
According to the ranking of The Gdańsk Institute for Market Economics entitled ‘Investment Attractiveness of provinces and sub-regions of Poland’ published in December 2010, Lower Silesia is among the most attractive locations for investors in Poland. Among sub-regions with the highest attractiveness there are two dense areas located in the south part of Poland. One is around Upper Silesia and western Małopolska, the other is exactly around Wrocław – industrial centres of Lower Silesia.
They are distinguished by long industrial tradition, and consequently they have well-developed manufacturing sector, the specialist job market and relatively satisfactory transportation accessibility thanks to the A 4 motorway. Within the framework of the report several dozens of variables have been analyzed laying the foundation of assessment of spatial diversification of particular advantages of locations including such key factors as: transportation accessibility, Size and quality of labour resources and employment costs.
Institutions appointed by local government and provincial authorities which do not hesitate to cooperate with non-governmental organizations and scientific units are Significant factors creating a favorable condition to develop ‘pro-enterprising’ climate, examples being the Wrocław Agglomeration Development Agency, the Lower Silesian Agency for Economic Cooperation, the Wrocław Research Centre EIT+. These units have many interesting projects on their scorecard, which result in increasing number of companies investing in the Lower Silesia Province.
According to the latest GUS (Central Statistical Office) data released in December 2010, in the Lower Silesia Province an average employment in the private sector constituted nearly 423 thousand people, with unemployment rate making up 13%.