Upper Silesian Agency for Entrepreneurship and Development Ltd. (GAPR) is a company with City of Gliwice as its main shareholder. Its main mission is supporting development of micro companies and SMEs. Since 19 years Agency has led intensive activities to support science, business, self-government and is creating favourable conditions for establishing new and growth of already existing companies. As an actively operating institution supporting business environment is also a platform of dialogue and cooperation between Silesian entrepreneurs with state and local authorities. It’s also a perfect place for people looking for pro-innovative solutions. Cooperation with scientists makes GAPR perfect partner for commercialization of research results to the market. GAPR is geared toward high technology solutions which connected with new regional communication routes, new office facilities and attractive areas intended for business development makes it a very attractive from investment perspective.
Chamber of Craft and Small and Medium Entreprises in Katowice is the largest employers' organization in the region of Silesia. Established in 1922, it has certified vocational qualifications of over 400,000 people. At present, there are 76 different Boards of Examiners in such professions as car mechanic, hairdresser, baker and confectioner. We promote the best vocational education system in Poland.
Katowice Special Economic Zone (KSEZ) is the right choice for those companies, which are willing to use the public aid in the form of the tax relief, calculated on the basis of the investment cost or new job creation. The tax relief granted within the Katowice SEZ is compliant with the regulation being in force in the similar institutions operating in the European Union Countries.
The Katowice Special Economic Zone is located in 2 provinces. Over 80% of investment areas is located in Silesia Voivodship.
We are an organization connecting businesses from different branches. Among our members there are various companies with grand experience as well as many of those who are only getting their feet wet. Our mutual goal is to create a place ideal for making new business acquaintances and long term relationships.