998 permits for running a business activity in the area of SEZ were issued in the years 2012-2015 in SEZ. However, their boundaries were changed 44 times during that period. In result, the area of SEZ was extended by over 4200 ha and it included investment areas in 36 cities and 58 boroughs in which they had not been functioning formerly.
According to the condition on June this year, all investors in SEZ had a capital amounting to 106.961 billion zlotys and they created almost 230 thousand new work places. Moreover, at least 40 new posts are being created on the area of the zones every day. At present, the number of people employed in enterprises located in SEZ amounts to 310 000. Furthermore, 139 permits for conducting a business activity were issued this year. Their realization will result in at least 3.444 billion zlotys and over 3800 new work places.
Special Economic Zones have been a very effective tool for supporting investments from the very beginning. They are also a crucial factor which has a positive influence on development of employment in regions. It is confirmed by an unflagging interest from entrepreneurs who are deciding to locate their projects in the area of these zones.