Last year foreign companies invested around EUR1.2 billion in 53 projects that are expected to create some 10,000 jobs, the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) announced last Wednesday.
What’s more, agency officials think that it’s possible Poland could attract a similar amount this year, despite expectations for slower economic growth.
“It is still possible that the inflow of foreign investments in 2013 will be comparable to 2012,” said Iwona Chojnowska-Haponik, head of PAIiIZ’s investor services department.
The agency reported that the largest amounts of investment capital came from Japan, the United States and countries from the European Union, specifically France, Germany and the UK.
Most of the projects were located in the Lower Silesia and Małopolskie voivodships. Lower Silesia received 18 projects, worth a total of EUR497 million. When complete, these investments are expected to provide some 4,000 jobs.
The Małopolskie voivodship received six projects worth a total of EUR7.9 million, which are expected to provide some 1,500 jobs.
The most popular sectors for investment included innovative services, automotive, research and development, and aerospace.
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