According to the Employers of Poland, the adoption of the package of draft directives by the government, which are to increase functioning of special economic zones in 2020 to 2026, is very good news - both for businesses operating in the SEZ and for c 250 thousand workers employed by them.
Since the beginning of the existence of special zones (the oldest one was founded in 1995) until now, almost PLN 88 billion has been invested in them. Only in 2012, there was an inflow of capital there of around PLN 7 billion. In subsequent years, this figure is likely to have begun to shrink due to the uncertainty as to the continued existence of the SEZ, which discouraged some companies from making investment undertakings in their area.
Alarming seems to be the fact that in the opinion of 67 per cent of manufacturing companies, the scale of their business is too small to accommodate it in one of the zones. This shows the need for facilities for small and medium-sized enterprises so that they can have the opportunity to benefit from the presence in the SEZ too.