Katowice Special Economic Zone CO : investor acquiring and supporting institution
Special Economic Zones (SEZ) are important regional policy tool. They were created in the middle of nineties in order to support restructuring processes and reduce high level of unemployment. "A special economic zone is an uninhabited part of the territory of the Republic of Poland separated in accordance with the provisions of this Act within which economic activity may be conducted under the rules determined herein" ["Journal of Laws" 2007]. Acquiring foreign capital, new technologies, know-how, and expending export have crucial influence on Polish economy, which in comparison to other developed countries is still relatively underdeveloped. SEZs have been established for the period of twenty years (until August 8th 2016), which period has recently been extended until the end of 2020 ["Journal of Laws" 2008]. KSEZ major tasks are: promotion of the zone and searching for new investors, sales of the land and other real properties included in the Zone, granting the permit to run the business activity within Zone, granting rights for income tax relief, help investors run their business activity.
- Internal documents of KSEZ
- "Journal of Laws" 2007, No. 42, item
- "Journal of Laws" 2008, No. 232, item 1550
- "Journal of Laws", No. 88, item. 397