According to fDi, a service from the Financial Times, “the zone has made progress in its efforts to become a centre of Industry 4.0 at the heart of central and eastern Europe”.
The Łódź Special Economic Zone has been named 3rd among the best economic zones in the world and 1st in Europe in a ranking prepared by fDi Magazine (Financial Times group).
Domestic and foreign companies invested in 2019 over PLN 1.7 billion (EUR 400 million) in two special economic zones managed by the Industrial Development Agency (ARP). Companies declared some 900 new jobs.
According to a ranking by fDi Magazine (part of the Financial Times group), the Katowice (southern Poland) and Lodz (central Poland) Special Economic Zones are among the world's most attractive, placing second and eighth respectively in fDi's ranking for 2019.
Poland is about to become a single special economic zone – replacing an array of “special economic zones” offering tax incentives.