Poland is the largest market among all Central and Eastern European countries. The country has a population of over 38 million.

The per capita domestic product has been growing dynamically and continuously since the beginning of the 1990s. In the years 1990–2015, due to spectacular economic development, Poland recorded an increase in Gross Domestic Product per capita of 117.3%.

The economy of Poland and the banking system have remained immune to global crises and recessions.

Although Poland has been the “top student” among European economies for years, it has not lost its attractiveness for foreign investors. Its advantages still include relatively low labour costs, educated management and technical staff, as well as the availability of attractive real estates.

It is difficult to imagine expansion into the Central European market without starting from Poland!

Stettin – one of the largest and oldest cities located in Poland. For many years, Szczecin was one of the main members of the Hanseatic League.

Over the centuries, the capital of Pomerania was within the borders and zones of influence of various countries, including German principalities and kingdoms, as well as the Kingdom of Sweden

Currently, the city is developing dynamically, using its academic facilities and the free flow of services within the European Community market.

Thanks to its unique location, access to the seaport, as well as numerous universities in the city, Stettin is constantly developing, remaining the economic heart of the region and the western part of Poland.

Important European transport routes E65 (Molmoe /Sweden/ – Chania /Greece/) and E28 (Berlin /Germany/ – Minsk /Belarus/) cross in Szczecin.

Transport accessibility of the city and the region is supported by the nearby Szczecin-Goleniów airport, providing permanent air connections to Oslo, London, Bergen, Warsaw and Dublin.

In addition, Szczecin is located only 130 kilometres from Berlin airports (Tegel / Schoenefeld), which offer an excellent international connection network.

Types of companies and licenses

Polish commercial law provides great flexibility in organizing business activities. The most often chosen form is a limited liability company – very similar to the German GmbH.

There are also forms of tax optimization using a general partnership or limited partnership. It should be borne in mind that due to Poland’s presence in the European Union.

it is often possible to use licenses and permits for conducting regulated activities in Poland.

Similarly, licenses obtained in Poland are often sufficient to develop your enterprise also in other European markets – including the markets of other Central and Eastern European countries.

Scandinavian investors

Stettin and West Pomerania remain particularly attractive for investors from Scandinavia. In addition to qualified technical and managerial staff, Stettin and the region remain attractive, in particular due to their geographical proximity – the location in the west-north edge of Poland means that Stettin can be reached quickly and efficiently.

An indication of the above is the location of production, logistics and settlement centres in the region by entities with a Scandinavian pedigree.

As examples of significant Scandinavian enterprises with Polish headquarters in Szczecin or in the immediate vicinity, we can indicate :

– Salling Group A/S (formerly Dansk Supermarked A/S)
– Yara Poland S. A.
– DGS (William Demant Holding A/S)
– KK Wind Solutions Polska sp.z.o.o.

Special incentives are provided for entrepreneurs placing their investments in special economic zones.

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MARCIN WALAWSKI
Attorney at law

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