Invest in Lubelskie
Lubelskie voivodeship – a buoyant region in Eastern PolandCities & Regions
Originally Published in March 2018
The Lubelskie Voivodeship is Poland’s easternmost province, and shares borders with Belarus and Ukraine. The region is a gateway to Eastern Europe and Asia and is rapidly gaining interest from foreign investors.
The region has good infrastructure, with access to pan-European east-west/north-south transit corridors, such as the A2 motorway, S17 and S12 expressways, railway line E20 (Paris-Moscow) and E7 (Gdynia-Odessa). Lubelskie voivodeship is also a leader in eastern Poland in terms of air accessibility. Lublin Airport opened at the end of 2012 and is one of the most modern airports in the country.
The region has one of Europe’s most modern cargo clearance terminals and to the largest rail-to-road transhipment port in this part of Europe. The free customs zone in Małaszewicze handles cargo transit with eastern markets. The Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line, which is designed for freight transport and connects Poland with the Ukrainian and Russian railway systems, is also of great importance for the region.
The voivodeship’s economy is growing dynamically, thanks to large investments in the region’s key industries: machinery, automotive, aviation, BPO and IT. All have large potential for development. It is also worth mentioning the furniture industry (with a significant export growth) and food industry, especially food processing technologies and biotechnology.
The Lubelskie Voivodeship is home to 19 different universities and has one of the Poland’s largest student populations. It is a vibrant region, full of young and active people, with a 70,600-strong student community, including more than 6,552 international students and approximately 22,500 graduates a year. Lubelskie attracts prospective students with its broad selection of programs, offered by such flagship institutions as the Polish Air Force Academy, Medical University of Lublin and Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. Lublin, the region’s capital, has nine institutions of higher education, making it the largest academic center in eastern Poland. The highly educated staff and low labour costs – the average gross monthly salary in the region is PLN 3,981 (EUR 948) – make it an attractive area for potential investors.
Lubelskie Voivodeship has four special economic zones (SEZs), including 18 sub-zones, in which investors can conduct business activity on preferential terms.
Lubelskie has four special economic zones (SEZs), including 18 sub-zones, in which investors can do business on preferential terms. Investment areas have well-developed infrastructure. In the Lubelskie Region investors can count on Poland’s highest level of income tax allowances and exemptions. The amount of exemption depends on the size of the enterprise: 70% – for micro- and small enterprises, 60% – for medium-sized enterprise, 50% – for large enterprises
The region has competitive land prices, offering greenfield and brownfield investments. It welcomes projects in various sectors, such as production (including heavy industry), logistics, health, medical tourism, business process outsourcing and shared service centers. To see the full list of investment opportunities in Lubelskie, visit Invest in Lubelskie
Most municipalities in the region offer real estate tax exemptions for enterprises interested in doing business within their borders. Research and development activities can count on European Union funding.
The Lubelskie Voivodeship’s Marshal Office set up an initiative to provide instant access to information related to legal and business matters involved in making investments. A specially designated Biznes Lubelskie Team guides investors through all the essential administrative and legal procedures that are involved in a project. The Team also helps investors to find appropriate partners and suppliers and new investment locations. To find out more, please visit Invest in Lubelskie or call: +48 81 537 16 11 or +48 81 537 16 15.