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The district of Piaseczno is situated along the southern borders of Warsaw: the capital city of Poland and the region of Masovia. The district covers four municipal and rural communes: Góra Kalwaria, Konstancin-Jeziorna, Piaseczno and Tarczyn, as well as two rural communes: Lesznowola and Prażmów.
The area of the district is 621 km2 and its population amounts to 140,000, which constitutes 2.6% of the population of the entire Masovian Voivodship. The number of inhabitants of the district has been gradually increasing for the last several years, mainly due to significant inflow of new inhabitants from Warsaw, as well as from other cities and regions of the country.
Numerous new investments are being developed in the district. The communes consequently develop their infrastructure, which significantly increases the quality of life of their inhabitants. Every year, local self-governments gain high positions in national rankings and succeed in numerous competitions.
The place you are looking for
The district of Piaseczno offers convenient road and railway communication routes, while the Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport located near the district, in the southern part of Warsaw, enables both domestic and international air transport. There are two national roads from Warsaw that cross the area of the district: Road 79 to Warka and Kozienice and Road 7 to Krakow, as well as Road 50 for east-west lorry transport. The district offers also good railway communication, owing to the major railway route connecting Warsaw with Krakow and the southern part of Poland.
The district of Piaseczno successfully competes with other districts within the metropolitan area of Warsaw. Its advantages include high internal market capacity and very dynamic development of technical infrastructure. Investors can find here good infrastructure of business environment. Other strong points of the district are broad leisure opportunities and good condition of natural environment, actively protected by the local authorities and inhabitants.
Good climate for investors
There are nearly 18,500 companies operating in the district. The percentage of enterprises with foreign capital in the district is higher than the average rate for the region of Masovia. There are about 350 such companies in the district.
The district of Piaseczno is considered attractive by investors searching for sites for both residential development and diverse economic activity: production, trade, logistics, warehouses or services. Major Polish companies and international enterprises located their investments in the area. The largest investors include: Technicolor (DVD manufacturer), Thomson Multimedia Polska (audio/video equipment manufacturer), Kamis-Przyprawy (food industry), Viessmann (heating technologies), Reynaers (aluminium systems), Brilux (lighting technologies), Action (computer hardware), DHL, Wincanton Trans European and Stolica (logistics and transportation), Fackelmann (household appliances), Hörmann (industrial gates and garage doors), Energis (Internet services), Auchan, Leroy Merlin and Kaufland (chains of hypermarkets), Kisan (multilayer pipe installations), Binder International (food processing industry), Avans (retailer of audio/video equipment and household appliances).
In the ranking prepared by the self-government magazine titled “Wspólnota” in 2003, in the category of district cities, Piaseczno gained the first position among the cities with the largest number of companies that invested in Poland more than 1 million USD. In the same classification, Piaseczno won the second place among the cities with the largest number of foreign companies per one thousand inhabitants.
A very important branch of economy of the southern and eastern parts of the district is agriculture, including mainly pomology and vegetable farming. The largest areas of arable land are located in the communes of Góra Kalwaria and Tarczyn.
Among the leaders
High development potential of the district has been confirmed by the results of numerous rankings, in which the self-governments from the district usually gain leading positions. In 2003, in the category of medium-sized cities, Piaseczno gained the first place in Poland, while Konstancin-Jeziorna gained the fourth place in Poland in the category of small cities. Both cities were classified in the top-level category. In 2006, the “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper classified Piaseczno as the best commune in the category of investments per one inhabitant. Moreover, the commune gained the fourth place in the classification of Self-Governmental Leaders of Structural Funds.
In 2004, the commune of Lesznowola was included in the “Gold 100 of Self-Governments” elaborated by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper. In the ranking reflecting the quality of life in rural communes published by the “Wspólnota” magazine in 2006, the commune gained the fifth place among the communes from all over the country. In 2005, Lesznowola gained the commendation of the jury in the “Grunt na medal” (“Perfect area”) competition and the first place in the “Gmina Przyjazna Oświacie” (“Education-Friendly Commune”) competition. In 2007, the commune gained the fifth place in the category of rural communes in the ranking of the Best Polish Self-Governments published by the “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper.
In 2004, the “Rzeczpospolita” daily newspaper included the commune of Prażmów in the “Silver 100 of Self-Governments” – the classification of communes whose expenditures on investments exceed 30% of their budgets. Other achievements of the communes of the district include successes of Lesznowola, Góra Kalwaria and Tarczyn in subsequent editions of the national competition named “Gmina Fair Play” (“Fair-Playing Commune”).
In 2006, the district of Piaseczno obtained the certificate of a “District/commune open to structural funds” granted by the Association of Polish Districts.