The Council of Ministers on 17 December 2013 has changed at the request of the Minister of Economy boundaries Suwalki Special Economic Zone, increasing its area of ​​30 ha.

It is estimated that in the next few years in the areas included entrepreneurs can invest around 170 million zł and create nearly 560 new jobs. It is estimated that as a result of the creation of new establishments in the area also will increase employment in companies operating in the immediate vicinity of about 110 people.

To Suwalki Suwalki SEZ areas included, Elk and Lomza. Areas of Suwalki and Elk are already covered by the zone, leading to the creation of 50 new plants there for nearly 800 million zł, which employs 3,600 people, while Lomza only now be able to offer entrepreneurs the support that is provided in the zones.

In the new EU financial perspective Podlaskie will be one of the four with the highest permissible aid ceilings will gain so attractive, becoming competitive with western Polish territories place to invest.