Cooperation with other entities
An increase in the inflow of Direct Foreign Investments (DFI) by encouraging international corporations to make investments in Poland is the main aim of Polish Information and Foreign Investment Agency J.S.C. (Polska Agencja Informacji i Inwestycji Zagranicznych S.A.). PIaFIA, in order to improve the quality of services provided by the regions for investors and to ensure access to the latest information such as investment offers or microeconomic data, has created a network of Regional Investor Assistance Centres – IAC. In the area of the Wielkopolska province, the Regional Investor Assistance Centre operates in the structures of the Association of Wielkopolska Municipalities and Poviats. The main aim of its activities is to ensure the complex service of investors at province.
Additionally, the Investor and Exporter Assistance Centre (IEAC) has been set up in the Wielkopolska region, within the framework of the Department of Economy of the Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Province (MOWP). It operates with the aim of supporting Polish companies in the planning, organisation and implementation of export and/or investments outside Poland. The objective of the activities of the IEAC includes actions geared towards an increase in the level of foreign investments in Poland by facilitating access to information on the conditions for starting a business activity in Poland and instruments of support for entrepreneurship, including investment incentives, to potential foreign investors.
In order to implement an enterprise effectively, not only is the cooperation of the IAC with organisations of national or regional character important but also with those of local character such as: local government, real estate agencies or media providers, as only then will the potential investors be supplied with complex information and the services can be provided at a high level.