Krakow is one of the most important metropolis of Poland and the capital of the Małopolska Region with a population of 750 thousand, whereas within a radius of 100 km from the city there are approximately 8 million people who are an enormous potential market. The fact that Krakow is an attractive investment location is attributed to, inter alia, its favourable localisation at the intersection of the main transit routes (north-south and east-west), the potential of outstanding educated staff, an extensive business infrastructure (office space, banks, near-business services, etc.), a highly diversified real estate market offer, urban infrastructure (communication and transport), travelling accessibility (e.g. an international airport).
Krakow is a perfect place to locate investments for example for the IT sector, business services sector (accounting and financial centres), tourism sector or for research and development centres of international companies. Many investors have decided to take advantage of favourable economic conditions prevailing in Krakow and the Krakow region. They include Bayerische Hypo-Vereinsbank, MAN, Philip Morris, Pliva, IBM, Motorola, Delphi, Electricite de France, Electrolux, RR Donnelley & Sons and others. Businesses decide to establish their headquarters or agencies in Krakow not only due to the advantages of the city, its friendly climate or the favour and openness of the City authorities. Its genius loci is also one of the decisive factors. Krakow is an attractive city not only during "working hours" but "after hours", too. Its rich cultural offer and refined entertainment make it impossible to be bored in Krakow.