Sosnowiec is one of the largest cities of Silesian Voivodeship, the most industrially developed region of southern Poland with a population of around 5 million. Sosnowiec has around 227,000 residents who are renowned for their friendly attitude to visitors, entrepreneurial spirit, firmly established work standards, dedication to the protection of the natural environment and cultural heritage. Sosnowiec's economic structure is based on services and processing and is dominated by small and average-sized businesses. The most rapid growth is reported in the area of electrical engineering, machine engineering, motor industry and food processing. Many local businesses have acquired ISO 14 000 certificates.
Sosnowiec is also an important academic centre which hosts many universities, art and sports schools. It is also the hub of advanced occupational education. Young, educated work force open to new challenges constitutes one of the city's greatest strengths.
A well-developed transportation system and Sosnowiec's location at the crossroads of main traffic routes in Poland contribute to the ease of transport and fast co-operation exchange. The reloading Euroterminal, currently under construction at Sosnowiec's eastern border, and the International Logistics Centre in Sławków, which operates the terminal section of the wide-gauge railway track with access to the Trans-Siberian railway in Russia, attracts the interest of investors who are planning to establish trade co-operation with the Far East.
The Sosnowiec Special Economic Zone, the Science and Technology Park, incentives for investors, the proximity of traffic routes (Sosnowiec is situated in the vicinity of two international airports – Katowice-Pyrzowice andBalice near Cracow) make Sosnowiec an easily accessible city and a highly attractive location for investors.