Logistics, work costs, concern for the environment and the increasing value of property in the centers of big cities motivate companies to move production out of agglomerations.
According to Damian Olko, expert of Employers of Poland, apart from the industry sector, the service sector – particularly providers of modern business services – are faced with a similar decision. – In recent years, this sector has developed very dynamically, but mostly in bigger agglomerations – Warsaw, Cracow, Wrocław and the Tri-City.
– Growing competition for employees and relatively high office space costs cause more and more companies to consider moving simple services to smaller voivodeship cities, particularly one with many university graduates, such as Bydgoszcz, Toruń, Rzeszów, Lublin or Białystok. For example – Citi Handlowy has had an accounting center in Olsztyn for years and more and more companies will choose similar solutions – he adds.
In his opinion, these processes will intensify, as the infrastructure is improving which leads to lower transport costs and facilitates the establishment of effective economic clusters. Competition in big cities is growing as do other issues, such as traffic jams, with stimulates the development of “satellite cities” – business follows people.