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BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT ASSESSMENT STUDY

Daniel Bienias
Managing Director
CBRE

The inflow of new companies, both foreign and domestic, and their constant expansion are important factors that contribute to the growth of the economy. Investors create jobs, edu-cate workers, introduce the newest trends, foster urban, business and industrial development, increase economic and social competitiveness and the attractiveness of the entire country.

Knowledge of corporate investment plans is important for assessing the state of the country’s economy and business owner sentiment. This report paints a relatively positive image of the Polish business environment, with hopes of maintaining growth and shrugging off possible economic crises.

Anna Piotrkowska – Banaszak
Business Development Director
ANTAL
Kraków

Warsaw’s reputation as an attractive place for doing business combined with the fact that 28% of decision makers consider it as a possible destination for regional expansion is good news for all participants of the local labour market. Investors especially appreciate the city’s excellent road, rail and air transportation systems, which provide convenient inter-city and international connections, as well as its excellent higher education institutions and significant business potential (understood as market saturation with companies of a similar profile).

Warsaw’s large supply of workers is very important when we take into consideration that we are still dealing with an “employee’s market.” Companies often hit a wall as they are unable to fill all vacancies. Thus, the large supply of workers in Warsaw makes it an attractive destination for both investors and candidates. According to Antal’s Job-Seeking Activity of Professionals and Managers 2016 study, Poland’s capital is a prime destination for work-related relocation.

THE INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
OF WARSAW

Report 2018

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Almost 500 directors of companies were asked to share their investment plans.

The Business Environment Overview made with the use of the Antal Investment Index showed that:

7.0

Antal Investment Index Warsaw average score of all indexes combined

28%

of decision-makers consider Warsaw as a possible destination for regional expansion

7.2

Warsaw also appears as a perfect place to live not only for students but also for entrepreneurs

80

number of higher education institutions (Malopolska province). The high educational potential of Warsaw, understood as the availability of future employees, assessed at 7.7 points is very promising from the investors' perspective.

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