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The Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province, fourth largest province in the country, is situated in the north-east part of Poland. It borders on Podlaskie, Mazowieckie, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Pomorskie Provinces and the Kaliningrad Oblast of the Russian Federation. The capital city of the region, inhabited by over 1.4 million people, is Olsztyn. Other large towns of the region include Elbląg and Ełk.
The variety of valuable natural forms, including, i.a., 8 landscape parks, numerous nature reserves, protected landscape areas, Natura 2000 areas and forest complexes comprise one of the most beautiful Polish regions, also called the Land of a Thousand Lakes. It is only a conventional name, because in fact there are even more than a thousand water reservoirs, including Śniardwy and Mamry lakes, the largest water bodies in Poland, or Jeziorak, the longest lake in the country. In 2011, Masurian lakes were placed on a list of 14 most beautiful places in the world in the international competition organised by the Swiss New7Wonders foundation for new 7 wonders of nature.
Everyone will be able to find something to their liking among the attractions of the region. It is a great place both for persons who enjoy spending their time actively, and for those seeking quiet relaxation, for families with small children and seniors alike, for groups of friends and solitary travellers as well. When planning to go on one of cultural, culinary, sports or leisure events, you can visit interesting sites, get to know valuable wildlife, go sailing, canoeing, or simply cycling. The region also has locations related to the most famous astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus who wrote his most outstanding and ground-breaking work “On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres” here in Warmia.
The Olsztyn-Mazury Airport has been the window the world for the residents of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province since 2016. It is the first airport in the north-east part of Poland. Thanks to a dense network of new transport links, the attractiveness of the region in terms of investments and tourism has improved greatly.
The Province, characterised by impeccable natural environment and respect for nature, has created perfect conditions for business investments. The development of the region assumes the use of these assets to expand the economy sectors which are related to natural resources, while using innovative and eco-friendly solutions. Local enterprises mostly specialise in industries related to water management, timber industry, furniture and food production. And they managed to reach a strong position, both at the domestic and the European Union levels. It is clear that the number of companies investing their capital in the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province is steadily growing. One of the largest Michelin tyre production and rubber plants in this part Europe is located in Olsztyn.
Entrepreneurs, inspired by the spectacular success of well-known investors, are increasingly more eager to benefit from the multitude of natural and human resources. Highly-qualified workforce is provided by the largest state university in the region – a href=”http://www.uwm.edu.pl” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, a rapidly developing research and education centre, combining its potential for innovation with a long-standing educational tradition. In 2009, it was awarded the title of Regional Innovation Strategy Leader by the Minister of Regional Development. The Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn is responsible for conducting interdisciplinary research into the mechanisms of the environment’s influence on the quality of human life and the well-being of animals, and for the dissemination of the results of studies.
Three technology parks – in Olsztyn, Elbląg and Ełk, support the growth of enterprises using modern technologies. They bring together research companies which form the foundation for innovative initiatives. These state of the art complexes also provide the entrepreneurs with the possibility to lease vacant areas and office space, and to use the infrastructure and professional advisory services, as well as assistance in obtaining financial resources, including subsidies from EU funds. Beginner entrepreneurs or those planning to start their own business can make their dreams come true in Business Incubators.
The economic growth of the entire Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province and the northern part of the Mazowieckie Province is also supported by Warmia and Mazury Special Economic Zone. Two districts of the Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province are covered by the Suwałki Special Economic Zone. The zones span thousands of hectares of professionally prepared land. Any business which decides to invest in these areas can count on a substantial state aid.
The Warmińsko-Mazurskie Province is cooperating with:
- the Heilongjiang Province (China),
- Regional Municipality of Bornholm (Denmark),
- Côtes d’Armor Department (France),
- the Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia),
- Banská Bystrica Region (Slovakia), Rivne Oblast (Ukraine),
- the Umbria Region, and the Autonomous Region Vallé d’Aoste (Italy),
- Split-Dalmatia County (Croatia),
- the Saxony-Anhalt Federal State (Germany).
The Province is involved in various multilateral cooperation forms:
- the European committee of the Regions,
- Euroregion Baltic,
- The Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC),
- Southern Baltic Sea Parliamentary Forum,
- Environmental Conference of the Regions of Europe (ENCORE),
- EUROPARC Federation,
- International association of cities Cittaslow,
- the European Network of Culinary Heritage.