In a significant development, Poland has secured a notable position in a prestigious global ranking — Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, marking its inclusion among the top 25 countries poised to attract substantial foreign direct investment (FDI) over the next three years.
The country’s strong showing in the FDI Confidence Index by Kearney, a leading consulting firm, underscores its appeal to foreign investors. Factors such as robust technological capabilities and the post-pandemic trend of nearshoring — bringing production and services closer to end consumers —contributed to Poland’s success in securing the 23rd spot, standing out as the sole representative from Central and Eastern Europe.

Krystian Kamyk, Managing Partner of Kearney in Warsaw, lauded Poland’s economic prowess within the European Union, highlighting its burgeoning technological competencies. He emphasized Poland’s consistent allure for FDI, citing a steady flow of investments totaling USD 29.5 billion in 2022.

A pivotal factor in Poland’s ascent in the FDI Confidence Index is the global shift toward nearshoring, accentuated by the pandemic’s disruption of supply chains. Piotr Soroczyński, Chief Economist of the National Chamber of Commerce, underscored the appeal of Poland’s proximity for investors from Western Europe and the USA, who increasingly view the region as an attractive destination for establishing a branch or hiring high qualified developers.

Furthermore, the report underscores the diminishing significance of labor costs in investment decisions, with only 5% of survey participants citing them as a key consideration. Instead, investors prioritize Poland’s technological prowess (17%), efficiency of legal processes (15%), ease of capital transfer (14%), and transparency in regulations, alongside low corruption rates (13%).  Poland’s inclusion in this prestigious ranking not only validates its growing stature as an investment hub but also heralds promising prospects for its economic future, buoyed by its robust technological infrastructure and strategic positioning in the global market.

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