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PAIiIZ closes new FDI projects to bring year-to-date total near €800m


The Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency (PAIiIZ) announced the closure of six new foreign direct investment (FDI) projects worth a total of €139.6m. Three are in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector, two in automotive and one in aviation. This takes the number of FDI projects that the Agency helped secure so far this year to 27. Their combined value is €782.6m and they are expected to create 5,508 jobs.

The Agency is currently assisting on 141 potential foreign direct investment projects worth a total of €4.48bn that together would bring 36,316 new jobs. The auto industry has moved ahead of BPO as the biggest source of new potential investments, with 28 projects in the pipeline worth €1.7bn and the potential to create 15,584 jobs. The BPO sector comes second with 27 projects worth €30m and 6,928 jobs, followed by R&D (11 projects, €10.5m, 1,126 jobs), ICT (11 projects) and the machine industry (9).

In terms of country of origin, the United States tops the list with 33 projects worth €599m and with the potential to create 6,463 new jobs, followed by Germany (18 projects, €568m, 3,721 jobs), Great Britain (15 projects, €192m, 3,099 jobs), France and China (8 projects each).

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