Potential of Medium-Sized Cities in Poland for the Location of BPO/SSC/IT/R&D Investments

Association of Business Service Leaders in Poland (ABSL) has prepared a report examining the potential of 35 medium-sized cities in Poland for the location of investments in the modern business services sector for the Ministry of Development and Investment, within the framework of the Strategy for Responsible Development – Package for Medium-Sized Cities. The purpose of the report is to assess the existing potential of selected medium-sized cities for investments in the modern business services sector (BPO/SSC/IT/R&D) to create recommendations. The report assesses the current socioeconomic situation, as well as development barriers and potentials. The report was e.g. to determine whether smaller regional and subregional cities may become an attractive alternative to big cities in respect of BPO/SSC/IT/RD investments, what type of companies in the modern business services sector they are able to attract to the largest extent, as well as which of the surveyed cities has the highest potential in this regard.