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VoivodeshipMałopolskie Voivodeship


Total area of the voivodeship

15,183 km2

- in urban areas


Population density

225 persons /km2

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Tarnów, Nowy Sącz, Oświęcim, Chrzanów, Olkusz, Nowy Targ, Bochnia, Gorlice, Zakopane, Skawina, Wieliczka, Andrychów, Trzebinia, Wadowice, Kęty, Myślenice, Libiąż, Brzesko, Limanowa

Special Economic Zones

Kraków Technology Park (Krakowski Park Technologiczny) »

Industrial & Technology Parks

Kraków Technology Park in Kraków »
Park Life Science in Kraków »
Industrial Park "Czysta" in Tarnów »
Industrial Park "Mechaniczne" in Tarnów »
Green Industrial Park "Kryształowy" in Tarnów »

Regional Investor Assistance Centre

Business in Małopolska Centre in Kraków - Krakow Technology Park »

International airport

Kraków Airport »

As of 2021

Małopolska is situated in the central-southern part of the country. In terms of the level of economic development, the voivodeship is one of the most diversified regions in Poland. Located at the crossroads of communication routes between the west (Austria, Germany) and the east (Ukraine), the north (Scandinavian countries) and the south (Slovakia, Hungary), it has unique advantages and in 2020 attracted over 15 million tourists. During this period, many new investments were made in Małopolska and the region has a large number of young people studying at Małopolska's universities. Strongly developed incl. electromechanical, chemical, biotechnological, high-tech, automotive, IT services and modern business services sectors.

Map of the Voivodeship against the map of the country

map of Poland
Voivodeship map

Strenghts of the Region

  • Małopolska is one of the leading Polish regions in terms of economic potential and investment attractiveness
  • Good transport accessibility and location at the intersection of international transit routes:
    • Pan-European transit corridor TENT III, connecting Western Europe with Asia, whose axis in Poland is the A4 motorway connecting Germany with Ukraine (Dresden - Legnica - Wrocław - Opole - Gliwice - Katowice - Kraków - Tarnów - Rzeszów - Przemyśl - border crossing Korczowa) ;
    • national road No. 7 - expanded to the standard of an expressway connecting the south of Europe with the seaports of Gdańsk and Gdynia;
    • E 30 railway line - belonging to the III Pan-European Transport Corridor connecting Germany, Poland and Ukraine;
    • Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line (LHS) - connecting China via Russia with Europe.
  • Availability of public support for investors, among others, through a special economic zone and a number of business support institutions
  • Małopolska is one of the most important Polish Bio-Regions with high potential for development of life sciences with well-developed medical facilities
  • The best place in Central - Eastern Europe for BPO/SSC/IT and R&D investments
  • Modern infrastructure for personnel training and operation of companies in the ICT industry
  • High potential for energy technology research
  • Very well developed scientific and research - development facilities
  • High availability of university graduates in the fields of engineering - technical and biological
  • Good infrastructure facilities for creative industries (museums, libraries) - Kraków is one of the most important industrial designers education centres in Poland
  • A wide range of real estate
  • The natural wealth of Małopolska - geothermal resources
  • High quality of life

Sectors with huge potential

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences
  • Sustainable Energy
  • Chemistry industry
  • Manufacture of basic metals and metal products
  • Electrical and mechanical engineering
  • Creative industries, including leisure industry

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