Nation of cities: Katowice

Katowice

Katowice is Poland’s southern industrial hub, historically known for coal mining. It is the main city of the Silesia conurbation which consist of 41 cities and towns in the region.

City population: 296,000 (2.5m people in the whole Silesia conurbation)

Unemployment rate: 1.6%

Average salary: 5,290 zł/€1,274

Institutions of tertiary education: 11

Students in tertiary education: 57,000

The Silesian Museum with the prominent mine shaft hoist tower of the former Katowice Coal Mine

Concept of KTW Tower by TDJ Estate, which will be the tallest skyscraper in the city

Marcin Krupa, Mayor of Katowice:
“Katowice is the capital of one of the largest and most dynamically developing agglomerations in Europe. The huge urbanised area, of which [Katowice is] the heart, includes 41 cities and towns with more than 2.5 million inhabitants. Katowice is a strong brand in the eyes of entrepreneurs, based on a number of factors, such as: access to qualified employees, excellent location and extensive support systems. Today, we are also looking at the scientific, economic and infrastructural potential of the entire metropolis. Katowice is business­friendly – and this is confirmed by companies that have decided to invest in us. It’s a win­win model.”

The International Conference Centre in Katowice hosts many top level events such as the recent COP24

Silesia Business Park by Skanska

‘Culture Zone’ was created on the grounds of a former coal mine and is
now home to the Silesian Museum and the International Congress Centre

Cavatina’s Global Office Park project

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