Public aid from Special Economic Zones could be granted to companies from the traditional industry (with the exception of enterprises producing alcohol, tobacco, steel, electricity and gas) and some companies from the services sector – IT, research and development services in the field of natural and technical sciences , accounting and book control, accounting services (excluding tax declarations), technical testing and analysis services, call center services, architectural and engineering services.

To receive public aid, an investment project must meet qualitative and quantitative criteria. The quantitative criteria (the minimum level of investment) depend on the unemployment rate in the county where the investment will be located and the size of the enterprise.

The quantitative criteria – investment level in the Zawadzkie Municipality:

  • 80,000,000 PLN – large companies
  • 16,000,000 PLN – medium companies
  • 4,000,000 PLN – small companies, R&D, IT, modern services
  • 1,600,000 PLN – micro-companies

Qualitative criteria necessary to meet: in the Opole Voivodeship 5 out of 10.

Industrial ProjectsCommercial Projects
Investment in projects supporting the following sectors: high quality food, production of means of transport, professional electrical and electronic devices, aerospace sector, hygiene products, pharmaceutical and medical equipment, machine, recovery of raw materials and modern materials, eco-buildings, specialised services, ICT services and in accordance with regional intelligent specialisations.
Achieving an appropriate export level
Affiliation to a National Key ClusterDevelopment of a modern business services centre with a scope exceeding the territory of the Republic of Poland
Conducting R&D activities
Status of a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise
Creation of specialized workplaces in order to run a new investment business and offering stable employmentCreation of high-paying jobs and offering stable employment opportunities
Running a business with a low level of negative environmental impact
Locating the investment in the cities of: Bytom, Jastrzębie-Zdrój, Rydułtowy, Sosnowiec, Świętochłowice and neighboring municipalities
Supporting employees in acquiring education and professional qualifications, and cooperation with vocational schools
Offering employees benefits packages

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