Says Violetta Małek, Director, Management Consulting, KPMG in Poland.

Business services centers located in Poland employed over 150 000 people at the end of 2014. This is a very dynamically developing sector in the Polish economy that is expected to grow with the 15-20% annual rate in next years. KPMG report “Poland as the destination for Business Service Centers”, published recently, shows that Poland attracts investors because of the availability of well-educated talent pool that is distributed in cities that have strong educational centers, combined with labor cost that is still significantly lower than in Western Europe countries. Investors also appreciate that Poland has significantly improved its infrastructure (especially network of highways, airports, hotels, etc.) since joining European Union in 2004. In addition, modern office space available in diverse locations doubled in the past decade. The Polish office market is unique in terms of the number of office locations when compared with other CEE countries, where almost all space is concentrated in the capital city. Despite the majority of office space in Poland is still located in the 7 largest cities (Warsaw, Kraków, Wrocław, Tricity, Łódź, Katowice and Poznań), new office spaces suitable for business centers have been constructed in other regional markets over recent years.