Emerging cities: Rzeszów
Rzeszów is a European IT powerhouse and the home of Aviation Valley which has long enjoyed international recognition as a centre of investment.
Population within administrative borders: 191,000
Unemployment rate: 5.2%
Average gross salary: 4,510 zł/ €1,048
Institutions of tertiary education: 6
Students in tertiary education: 40,000
Tadeusz Ferenc, Mayor of Rzeszów:
“Over the past dozen or so years, Rzeszów has become one of the most dynamically developing urban agglomerations in Poland. What makes the capital of Podkarpacie so unique?
Well, it has a developed aviation sector with many global aviation companies which carry out production and technologically advanced R&D activities. Rzeszów’s universities, as well as technical secondary schools, maintain a close partnership with this industry to turn out highly qualified staff prepared for the local labour market.
Rzeszów is also an IT mecca – Asseco Poland is headquartered here, as well as many other well-known and respected companies in the IT industry. In addition, Rzeszów provides investors with prime conditions for running a business, which is why it is a six-time winner of the Forbes Most Attractive Cities for Business award in the category of 150-300 thousand residents.
But perhaps more importantly, Rzeszów is one of the few big cities in Poland that enjoys positive population growth, constantly attracting new residents. It’s also one of the safest and cleanest provincial cities in Poland – an ideal city for life and professional development.”
Millennium Hall is the first and biggest shopping and cultural centre in the Podkarpacie Voivodeship. It has over 250 shops including the most famous international brands.
The Bridge of Tadeusz Mazowiecki over the Wisłok river. The bridge was opened in 2015 and has a total length of 482 m.
Asseco is an IT company of global reach which originates from Rzeszów. Asseco is present in more than 50 countries and it employs over 22,300 people. Pictured above is its headquarters.
Rzeszów city market in the middle of the Old Town. Current buildings are from the second half of the 19th century. The first town hall on this site dates back to the 14th century.
MTU Aero Engines Polska designs, develops and produces turbine components for Airbus and Boeing. The company employs over 900 highly-skilled employees.
Nestle Gerber’s factory in Rzeszów specialises in producing children’s meals.
Heli-One Polska, based near Rzeszów, is one of the world’s most advanced helicopter maintenance facilities.
ML System located in Zaczernie near Rzeszów is one of Poland’s leaders in photovoltaic technology.