Why Poland

VoivodeshipPodkarpackie Voivodeship


Total area of the voivodeship

17,845 km2

- in urban areas

2 127 656
41.56 %

Population density

119 persons/km2

Voivodeship capital


Other big towns in the voivodeship

Przemyśl, Stalowa Wola, Mielec, Tarnobrzeg, Krosno, Dębica

Special Economic Zones

Special Economic Zone EURO-PARK Mielec »
Tarnobrzeg Special Economic Zone EURO-PARK WISŁOSAN »
Krakowska Special Economic Zone »

Industrial & Technology Parks

Podkarpackie Science-Technology Park AEROPOLIS »
Tarnobrzeg Industrial and Technology Park »
"Stare Miasto-Park" Industrial Park of the Leżajsk Commune »

Regional Investor Assistance Centre

Rzeszów / Rzeszowska Agencja Rozwoju Regionalnego S.A. »

International airport

Rzeszów-Jasionka »

Podkarpackie region is located in south-eastern Poland and borders with Ukraine to the east and Slovakia to the south. Its capital is Rzeszow, with the highest ratio of students in tertiary education to the number of inhabitants in EU (353/1000). Due to its favourable location, business friendly areas (Special Economic Zones, Science and Technology Parks, tax incentives) and many clusters (e.g. Aviation Valley, IT Cluster, Plastic Processing Cluster POLIGEN, Eastern Automotive Alliance, Eastern Founding Cluster KOM CAST, Life Quality Cluster) Podkarpackie has established itself as an innovation centre and an investment destination popular among both domestic and foreign companies. The region is highly industrialized and oriented especially on aviation, electromechanical, automotive, biotechnology, IT and chemical industry. Podkarpackie is a place of a profoundly large concentration of aviation industry - almost 90% of Polish production. It is home to the Aviation Valley Association - an unique aviation cluster where numerous global players cooperate with each other - Pratt & Whitney-WSK Rzeszow, UTC Aerospace Systems, Heli-One, PZL Aircraft Mielec – Sikorsky, and MTU Aero Engines to name a few. Moreover, the region offers highly skilled human resources, educated at several universities: public as well as non-public. Existing Rzeszow - Jasionka International Airport and A4 motorway are another advantages of Podkarpackie region. Podkarpackie is ready to welcome investors and facilitate their investments.

Map of the Voivodeship against the map of the country

map of Poland
Voivodeship map

Investment opportunities

  • closeness of developing markets of eastern European countries
  • Eastern border of the EU
  • Special Economic Zones, Technology Parks - business friendly areas
  • large potential in the aviation, IT/ICT, electro-mechanical, automotive and chemical sectors, as well as strong academic background
  • dynamically developing cooperation of companies within the "Aviation Valley" Association
  • investments - many international companies set up in the region
  • structure of the population age (young people) that supports the economy development
  • well-developed network of NGOs supporting regional development
  • well-educated personnel and relatively low labour costs
  • competitive prices of attractive investment lands
  • well-developed transport network (roads, motorway, railway and flight connections)

Sectors with huge potential

  • Aviation
  • Information Technology
  • Life quality
  • Founding
  • Automotive

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