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PAIiIZ wins new FDI projects worth €643m in 2012 to date


The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) has helped secure 21 foreign direct investment (FDI) projects so far this year, worth a total of €643m and expected to create 4,593 jobs, the Agency said on 15 June. Nearly 40% were in the automotive sector (8), followed by business process outsourcing (BPO; 5).

The Agency is currently assisting on 148 potential foreign direct investment projects worth a total of €5.2bn that together would bring 36,813 new jobs. BPO is the largest category with 28 potential projects worth €31m and expected to create 7,547 jobs. The auto industry comes second with 27 projects and remains the clear leader in terms of the combined value and job-creation potential of the planned investments, at €2.1bn and 12,817 respectively. Then comes the machinery sector (12 projects), followed by R&D (11), ICT (9), and chemicals (8).

In terms of country of origin, the United States tops the list with 34 projects worth €646m and with the potential to create 6,232 new jobs, followed by Germany (18 projects, €535m, 5,002 jobs), Great Britain (14 projects), Japan (8), China and India (7 each).

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