Mazowieckie = Mazovia (Poland)

Mazovia is the largest and most populated region of Poland, with 5 million inhabitants, located at the centre of the country. Also, this region leads the indices of economic and business activity in Poland.

21% of the polish GDP is generated in Mazovia and 23 % of the foreign investments in Poland are being made in Mazovia. All of this because the region has many attractive advantages for the investors, such as its great economic potential and its high quality of human resources.

The dominant position of the province of Mazovia is because its main city is the capital of the country. Warsaw is largest and most important centre of culture, business, science and politics of the country. This city, which experiments a rapid expansion and development, attracts enterprises with a large number of potential consumers, the tax advantages and the support when starting businesses. The metropolis attracts domestic companies and foreign investors who create there their business centres, by building shopping centres, hotels, supermarkets, etc.

Basic data of the region:


Official Name: Mazovia
Territorial Divisio: Varsovia, Radom, Plock, Siedlce, Ciechanów y Ostrołęka
Capital: Varsovia
Area: 35.558 km2
Population: 1.600.000 habitantes
Population Density: 144 inhabitants km²
Official Language: Polish


Economic data and Labor market


GDP (€): 21.720.000.000
GDP per cápita (€): 12.350
Annual increase of the GDP (%): 5.1
Unemployment Rate (%): 11,3
Number of Enterprises: 649.354
Number of Enterprises wiht outside capital: 23502


Economic Activity of the region

Mazovia is the undisputed leader in the Polish economy, ranking first in economic development; as it is one of the most attractive regions of Poland, which attracts more foreign investment. It is a region with the largest sales market capacity, very high activity to investors. 

Mazovia is characterized by its industrial and business variety, embracing almost all sectors of the economy, making it less dependent on fluctuations in home and foreign markets.

The food industry plays a dominant role (due to the area and the scale of production) as well as the petrochemical industry (the largest refinery in Plock). Other important sectors are energy, chemical and electrical engineering. A characteristic feature of Mazovia’s industry is the rapid development of modern innovative industries such as financial services, insurance, telecommunications, computer technology, pharmaceuticals and electronics. Many of the companies that are registered in Mazovia are benefiting from significant portions of co-financed by foreign capital (2008 data).

Mazovia is distinguished by the high level of imports and exports of the country. The main partners of Mazovia are other members of the European Union.

On the other hand, the Warsaw region is mainly rural. Agricultural areas occupy 65% ​​of the surface area of ​​the region (13% of agricultural land in Poland). Basically into the region of Mazovia, there are horticulturists and fruit growers.  Approximately 30% of Polish orchards are in Mazovia, which makes more than 40% of the national production of fruit. More than half of the total national production of apples and strawberries come from Mazovia.

Mazovia is therefore a leading producer of vegetables and second largest producer of cereals in Poland. The region of Mazovia is also a leader in the production of milk, while beef production is also quite exceptional. Keeping environmental protection by putting great emphasis on the sustainable development of the region.  The results: a rapid growth of organic production.

The following areas deserve an exceptional attention:

  • Fruit and vegetable industry, dairies and meat, due to the great importance of agriculture to the region of Mazovia.
  • Industries of cosmetic and cleaning products that belong to the most profitable sectors of the region.
  • Pharmaceutical industry, production of measuring instruments, precision instruments and household appliances.
  • Renewable energy.
  • Biotechnology, photonics, ICT, nanotechnology 

Mazovia - mostly because of Warsaw – has a significant advantage over other regions of Poland when creating a cluster policy. The most important technology platforms in the field of transport, advanced materials technologies, computer science, energy and security are found here.


Communications and logistics routes

Of the 10 European transport corridors four cross the territory of Poland and three of them cross the region of Mazovia:

  • Corridor I – Helsinki, through the Baltic States of Warsaw it is included the national road E67 (No. 8) - "Via Baltica" and the railway line E75.
  •  Corridor II includes the national road E30 (No. 2, future highway A2) from Berlin to Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod via Warsaw, and the rail lines E20 and EC20.
  • Corridor IV goes from Gdansk, via Warsaw, Katowice and Ostrava Żylina, including the planned A1 motorway, the railway line E65 (central railway line), the second road link through Warsaw: E77 (No. 7) in the northern and E67 (No. 8), to Warsaw to Piotrkà Trybunalski (A1).

Traffic in Warsaw is one of the largest in Poland, comprising State Highways 6 and 8 railway lines of national importance, as well as the main national airport.

The main road network Mazovia is based on converged radial network historically formed convergently in Warsaw, allowing good access to the capital from the periphery of the region.

The road network in the area of Voivodship consists of 28,824 km (2008) hard surface road. The density of this network is, on average, 81 km/100 km ² (the national average).

Warsaw operates as a centre of national transport by road, rail and air. Large funds also coming from the European Union are intended to construct and expand the road infrastructure. The main national and international roads that cross through Poland run through the area of Mazovia to Warsaw.

The distances between the capitals and major cities of Mazovia are: to Ciechanów - 100 km, to Ostrołęka - 115 km, to Plock - 111 km, to Radom - 102 km and Siedlce - 89 km. One of the most important international highways going from Berlin to Poland via Poznan, Sochaczew, Warsaw, Siedlce Terespol the border and in Minsk. In the future it will become the A2 motorway. Mazovia has good transport accessibility as a result of its favorable location and the system of roads and railways and has the largest airport of Poland with the named Frederic Chopin (located ~ 40 km from Warsaw).

The route N ° 7: Gdańsk - Mława - Płońsk - Warsaw - Grójec - Radom - Krakow, as well as Route No. 8 of Warsaw through Mazowiecka Rawa, Tomaszów Mazowiecki to Wroclaw are both of great importance. 

Technological Capacity

The largest university of Poland (University of Warsaw), with 56,000 students and the largest technological university (Technical University of Warsaw), with 30,000 students that live in the region.  Watsaw School of Economics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Medical Sciences University of Warsaw and Warsaw Theatre Academy have a well-deserved reputation too. 

The Warsaw Industrial Park rents its own office of storage, production and laboratory-with a total area of 13500 m2. Founded in 1993 and located in the district of Targówek (easy access from Radzyminska str. Through str.or Bukowiecka Kraśnicka str.). It has a total area of - 3.5 hectares, and consists of 17 buildings. For years their facilities are being rented for more than 60 Polish and foreign companies. They are production companies. Its advantage is the location, quality of its buildings, warehouses and other surfaces, and allows the realisation of different activities and also supports private business development giving growth possibilities.

Institute for Sustainable Technologies - National Research Institute focuses on conducting applied research in 11 major subject areas, including system research, innovation and knowledge transfer, surface engineering, education and training, mechatronics, prototype and experimental production, control systems, information technology, environmental technology, textile technology and tribology. The Institute has its own publication department that provides editing, publishing and printing services.

The scope of the Institute is mainly concentrated on the structure and maintenance of machines, material engineering and manufacturing technologies.

The results of the scientific activity of the Institute consist of innovative technologies, new devices, systems, mechanisms, processes and original methods, which are practically applied to numerous national industrial centres and international scientific, R & D, civic and government, and practical industrial and mass applications that affect all branches of industry, but are mainly concentrated in industrial machines, metallurgy, automobile, textile, construction industries and chemistry.

The Industrial and Technology Park Plock is an investment area managed by Plock’s Industrial Park Technology SA (Płocki Park Przemysłowo-Technologiczny SA). It covers an area of more than 200 hectares of a local plan about the organisation of the territory, where three connected components coexist: an industrial park, a technology park and a Search and Development Park (S&D Park). This is a joint initiative with the Autonomic Government   of Plock and PKN ORLEN SA, found to create attractive conditions for the development of the enterprises. The reasons of the investment belong to PKN ORLEN and PPPT SA.

The PPPT output profile is defined by basic operations of PKN ORLEN SA, Basell Orlen Polyolefins Sp and PCC Rokita SA, as well as the existing local production and industrial potential, together with the research and development units working in the field of chemistry-related economy, environmental protection, waste management and recycling, logistics, financial services, research and development jobs, information technology and telecommunications.

The raw material is the base of the products offered by ORLEN Group and the enterprises of the closest to PPPT economic environment, allowing location and managing of industrial enterprises and services of powerful reach.

The social administration base centre, renovated in PPPT, provides facilities that are needed to start and handle businesses of Plock;  taking advantages of a modern and efficient business infrastructure.

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