Economic overview

View from the Gdański Bridge over the Vistula, the Old Town and the centre of Warsaw, barges and cruise ships dock on the Vistula by the boulevards, a sunny daytime, spring.
Author: Łukasz Kopeć

Warsaw is the largest economic, academic and cultural centre in Poland. It remains one of the major investment destinations not only in Poland, but also in the entire CEE region. Its well-educated population, along with competitive labour costs and a relatively low rental pricing boost the local economy, which despite the pandemic has seen a number of investments. Central localization with well-developed transport infrastructure makes Warsaw the best connected metropolis in Poland.

The Polish capital is the largest office center in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the three largest business service centers in CEE – mature and sustainably developing sector. Investors appreciate Warsaw for its competitive operating and employment costs in comparison to the largest metropolises in Western and Northern Europe.

Nowadays among the strongly developing Warsaw’s sectors we can find for e.g. BSS, IT, finance, R&D and gamedev. The areas of economic development diagnosed for Warsaw in the nearest future are: creative sector (especially gamedev), green communal economy (circular & sharing economy), business services sector, Eastern Europe start-up support center and agri-food sector (with the use of biotechnology).

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Infographic with economic overview for Warsaw.
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