I love looking at Poland’s rapid growth before the elections. After Silesia, where everything conceivable was promised (including investments which are already being realized), it is now Łódź’s turn – writes in “Rzeczpospolita” President of Employers of Poland Andrzej Malinowski.
He points out that the Western bypass of Łódź, which has thus far been on the reserve list, suddenly finds itself on the priority list. The Polish Mother’s Memorial Institute in Łódź will suddenly find financing and both the city and the region will develop fantastically.
– Building the Central Industrial Region before the second world war is a minor investment compared to that – given that the Region took three years to complete, while the new Łódź and its surrounding will be built in a couple of weeks – Malinowski remarks ironically.
The President of Employers of Poland believes that other cities also deserve their fair share of promises. – I would like to invite you to Bydgoszcz. I love that town, I was born and raised there. I suggest building an American-style silicon valley there – he writes.
Andrzej Malinowski emphasizes that Bydgoszcz has been a good place for doing business for a couple of years now. In a recent “Doing Business” ranking published by the World Bank, it ranks first among Polish cities in terms of company-friendliness. – I can prepare a plan if need be. I have many potential helpers, as many renowned representatives of business and politics were born in Bydgoszcz: Prime Minister Jan Krzysztof Bielecki, Jan Kulczyk, President Wałęsa’s right-hand man Mieczysław Wachowski, and many others who could also contribute – he offers.
– Should the politicians decide to write such a program themselves, I would like to warn them: we know a bit about business and have an idea of what such a program should include. If it is a collections of pie in in the sky declarations, as well as promises of investments already underway - as has been the case in other regions, you will only serve as entertainment for us. I say that because I see that sometimes, the political elite apparently values sense of humour higher than welfare – concludes Malinowski.