Zabrze is located at the very heart of the Silesian region. It is one of the economic, technology and medical pillars of the country. Longstanding industrial tradition and work culture, innovative ideas, cooperation of science and business, high qualified staff, investment areas, as well as favorable climate for investors and entrepreneurs determine the investment attractiveness of Zabrze, making it an important investment destination of Central and Eastern Europe.
Research potential is one of the numerous strengths, distinguishing Zabrze from other cities. There are located the Centre of Polymer and Carbon Materials (CMPW) of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN), the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, the Institute of Environmental Engineering ofPolishAcademy of Sciences, the Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment ITAM, the Medical University of Silesia, The Silesian Center for Heart Diseases (SCCS), the Silesian University of Technology – Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Faculty of Organization and Management, as well as the Foundation of Cardiac Surgery Development.
Zabrze has 168,90 hectares of investment areas. Among big and important cities of Silesian region, Zabrze is the only one, which has such a huge area dedicated to investments. The investment areas are located near the crossroad of motorways A4 and A1. Some of these areas are a part of Katowice Special Economic Zone. Industrial park, new factories, storage facilities and office space are arising here. At the same time Zabrze is one of the leaders in EU fundraising aimed to the infrastructure projects. According to the index of the self-government journal “Wspolnota” (Community), in 2012 Zabrze occupied the sixth place in Poland. Zabrze is a part of the Silesian Metropolis.
The Silesian Metropolis has 1218 square kilometers with population 2 million. Population density is 1642 per square kilometer, which multiply higher than average statistical density in the country (122 people per square kilometer) and in Europe (116 people per square kilometer).
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