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Greater Poland Voivodeship (also Wielkopolska Province) is a voivodeship, or province, of west-central Poland. It was created January 1, 1999, out of the former Poznan, Kalisz, Konin, Pila and Leszno voivodeships, pursuant to the 1998 Local Government Reorganization Act.  Wielkopolska Province is second in area and third in population among Poland's sixteen voivodeships, with 29,826 km² area and 3.4 million population.
Capital City
29,826 sq. km
Number of Citizens:
- In Urban areas:
3,374.1 thousand
Regional Investor Assistance Centre
International airport

Attributes of the District
  • Situated on main East-West transit routes;
  • Strong economic activity, high regional GDP;
  • Diversified economic structure;
  • Significant share of new technology investments;
  • Strong investment activity of the local authorities;
  • Strong presence of foreign capital indicates attractiveness of region for investment;
  • Large share of private sector in the economy;
  • Well-developed business support institutions;
  • Large areas of high-quality agricultural land.
Economic Potential

The main sectors of industry In the Dolnośląskie region are:
  • food,
  • power,
  • metal,
  • engineering,
  • wood and furniture,
  • tobacco.
According to official statistics of GUS (as of 30.09.2006 r.) In the Dolnośląskie region there are 342,795 entities of the national economy. From which 5,081 were set up with foreign capital.

Selected foreign investors
, who have invested above $1 million in Poland, In the region:

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company
food processing
Pernod Ricard
food processing
chemicals and chemical products
Glaxo SmithKline
electrical machinery and apparatus
Therab - Raben
transport and storage
Nestle S.A.
food processing
Volkswagen AG
Delphi Automotive Systems

Bridgestone - Firestone

Local job market

According to official statistics of GUS the average employment in the enterprise sector from I to III quarter of 2006 amounted to 510,536 people.
Regional employment amounted to:
  • in manufacturing industry: 292,997 people
  • in building and construction: 32,979 people
  • in business and repairs: 110,963 people
  • in Real estate and business: 32,555 people
  • in hotels and catering: 6,009 people
According to given data the average gross monthly pay within the term of the first three quarters of 2006 amounted to:
  • in manufacturing industry: 2,379.90 PLN
  • in building and construction: 2,357.95 PLN
The unemployment rate in the region (as of 30.12.2006 r.) is at the level of 12.1 %, which represents 174.3 thousand registered unemployed.

Source: PAIZ

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