Katowice is a dynamically developing city which only recently have been really perceived not as a city of 300,000 citizens, but as the central city of a Metropolis* of over 2 million inhabitants (Metropolis GZM). Access to this large labor market, Katowice’s strong position as an economic, administrative and educational center, have attracted a lot of interest from both current and new investors.
  • 2.2 M people in the range of 25 km & 8.5 M citizens in the range of 100 km from Katowice
  • 1,701 people/sq km in Katowice & 839 people/sq km – population density for Metropolis – significantly higher than the average for Poland (122 people/sq km)
  • 19 universities  and 90,000 students and 22,000 graduates annually in Metropolis
  • Over 90% students can speak English and over 7,000 students participate in foreign philology studies programs
  • 38 different foreign languages are used in business service centers
  • over 250,000 companies in Metropolis, 55,025 in Katowice where work well-educated people
  • 32,000 people employed in business services sector in 135 centers BPO, SSC/GBS, IT and R&D
*The Metropolis is composed of Katowice and 40 towns and municipalities: Będzin, Bieruń, Bobrowniki, Bojszowy, Bytom, Chełm Śląski, Chorzów, Czeladź, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Gierałtowice, Gliwice, Imielin, Knurów, Kobiór, Lędziny, Łaziska Górne, Mierzęcice, Mikołów, Mysłowice, Ożarowice, Piekary Śląskie, Pilchowice, Psary, Pyskowice, Radzionków, Ruda Śląska, Rudziniec, Siemianowice Śląskie, Siewierz, Sławków, Sosnowiec, Sośnicowice, Świerklaniec, Świętochłowice, Tarnowskie Góry, Tychy, Wojkowice, Wyry, Zabrze, Zbrosławice.

Talent pool

Potential of the Metropolis is based on over 89,000 students, including 50,834 in Katowice, studying at 19 universities. The dominant categories of studies are business & administration (almost 15,000 students), ICT technology – broad approach (over 7,000 students) and technical & engineering subgroup (over 10,000 students). The most active Silesian universities are: Silesian University, University of Economics in Katowice, Silesian University of Technology or University of Medicine.