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PAIiIZ piloting €5bn worth of FDI projects, led by BPO


As of 27 February the Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) was piloting 149 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth a total of €5.05bn and with the potential to create 35,637 jobs, the Agency announced.

Business process outsourcing (BPO) has overtaken automotive as the strongest-represented sector, with 33 potential investments worth €34.34m that could bring 8,307 jobs. The auto industry is behind 26, mostly larger, projects, with a total value of €1.67bn and expected to create 10,697 jobs. Next in line are machinery (12 projects), research and development (10 projects) and ICT (7 projects).

In terms of country of origin, the United States tops the list with 40 projects worth €1.11bn and with the potential to bring 8,847 jobs, followed by Great Britain (16 projects, €259m, 2,839 jobs), Germany (13 projects), China (10 projects), Japan and France (8 projects each).

In the first eight weeks of 2012 the Agency finalised 8 FDI projects. Their combined value is €378.8m, and they are to generate 2,883 jobs.

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