Prezes Bydgoskiej Agencji Rozwoju Regionalnego

The Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency is the effect of consequently realised policy of the City of Bydgoszcz aimed at providing support to investors and entrepreneurs. We continue the activities which were previously carried out by the Investor Service and Enterprise Office of the City of Bydgoszcz. As an independent office we are able to improve the effectiveness and increase the flexibility of our activities related to providing a comprehensive service for all investment projects realised in the City. Investors in Bydgoszcz are our partners and have our support in all possible areas. We recognise the value of investing in the City and companies interested in investments are our priority.

 

Edyta Wiwatowska

Chief Executive Officer

Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency

Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency Ltd.

The objective of the Company is to further revitalise the local market, create favourable conditions for the formation of new businesses and provide support to existing entities and the local government in terms of investment promotion.

 

The activities undertaken by the company are aimed at:

  1. attracting new investments and facilitate the creation of new workplaces,
  2. promoting the City of Bydgoszcz,
  3. conducting activities that support the development of economy, entrepreneurship and professional activation of the unemployed and those at the risk of losing a job,
  4. realising initiatives aimed at the development of local and regional communities,
  5. cooperation with local governments, local and central administration, research and academic institutions,
  6. conduct other activities important for the development of the City of Bydgoszcz.
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The Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency consists of:

The Department of Marketing and Entrepreneurship Support

is responsible for matters related to marketing, promotion, public relations and entrepreneurship support. Its main tasks include:

  • the development and implementation of marketing plans of the Agency,
  • PR service,
  • selection of contractors and ongoing cooperation in marketing and public relations,
  • planning and realisation of the marketing-training budget,
  • economic promotion of the City of Bydgoszcz, participation in conferences, workshops aimed at promoting Bydgoszcz and the region,
  • cooperation with local governmental institutions, associations, foundations, companies and business institutions in the area of trainings, workshops as well as promotion and stimulation of entrepreneurial attitude in the region,
  • realisation of projects promoting cooperation between entrepreneurs,
  • cooperation with other departments and positions within the Agency, including obtaining EU funds.

The Investor Service Department

is responsible for the direct support of investors and the preparation of an investment offer of the City of Bydgoszcz. The main tasks of the department include:

  • creating an up-to-date database of investment offers,
  • creating and updating statistical and economic databases for Bydgoszcz,
  • preparation of dedicated investment proposals,
  • creating a database of investors,
  • attracting new investors and supporting them during the post-investment period,
  • cooperation with consulting agencies and other institutions involved in the acquisition and providing services to investors at the regional, national and international level,
  • participation in promotional events, including conferences, fairs, forums, B2B meetings,
  • realisation of projects aimed at supporting the cooperation between entrepreneurs,
  • cooperation with other departments and positions within the Agency, including obtaining EU funds.

The Head Office

is directly subordinate to the Executive Board. The tasks of the Head Office include the organisational support of the Agency. These are realised by independent specialists dedicated to address the specific matters, i.e. legal, EU funds and secretarial support.

Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency activity areas

Entrepreneur's support
investor's zone
European funds
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Opening hours

Monday

8.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Tuesday

8.00 – 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday

8.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Thursday

8.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Friday

8.00 – 2.00 p.m.

Why invest in Bydgoszcz

  • Matthieu Fersing -

    Bydgoszcz is one of the strongest business centres in the Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship. Due to stable business environment, access to qualified personnel and competitive labour costs, the City is a good place for investment and development of existing business. An excellent example is Atos company.
    Atos established the office in Bydgoszcz in the year of 2000 with 6 people working for the branch at the time. During the last several years, the office has grown to reach the workforce of 3.000 people. It is a result of projects such as the 2014 IT Process Support Centre project which we managed to implement with the help of the local government. Due to our comprehensive IT services offer, we work with many different technologies which allows us to realise strategic projects for foreign clients. They are impressed by our well organised space and appreciate the competence and enthusiasm of the Polish staff.

    Matthieu Fersing - Head of Infrastructure and Data Management Atos Poland Global Delivery Center
  • Paweł Panczyj -

    The Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency Sp. z o.o. is consequently realising a “Bydgoszcz opened to outsourcing” campaign which places the City at the top of the list of regional cities which support the development of the modern business services sector in Poland.

    Paweł Panczyj - Managing Director ABSL
  • Wiktor Doktór -

    The Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency (BARR), which operates in Bydgoszcz, is an excellent local governmental unit which supports entrepreneurs interested in developing their business in Bydgoszcz.

    Wiktor Doktór - President Pro Progressio
  • Waldemar Jasiński -

    As an entrepreneur investing on the Bydgoszcz labour market, we have been cooperating with the team of Edyta Wiwatowska, operating first under auspices of the City and then as BARR since 2011. The effect of mutually initiated actions is the cooperation with the universities of Bydgoszcz and a secondary IT school.

    Waldemar Jasiński - Director, Trade Operations - EMEA Livingston Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • Jakub Tomczewski -

    Choosing Bydgoszcz as a location for their Customer Interaction Services, iQor focused on principal assets of the City: the dynamic character which attracts experts, excellent academic facilities, access to talented staff, good cooperation with self-government and local secondary schools. Providing services in 13 different languages to customers worldwide, it is extremely important for us that the environment which we operate in reflects the global character of our work, which at the same time guarantees access to technical knowledge, excellent transport and technical infrastructure. All of this is available in Bydgoszcz.

    Jakub Tomczewski - EC & CIS Site Manager iQor Global Services Poland Sp. z o.o.
  • Marcin Siech -

    Starting the business in Bydgoszcz in 2016, Cybercom Poland Sp. z o. o. received professional support from the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency Sp. z o. o. Substantive preparation from BARR in the form of the provision of all the necessary information when the company was opening the new branch in Bydgoszcz was at the highest level. We would like to emphasise that the team of Mrs Edyta Wiwatowska has been creatively supporting the initiatives of our company, allowing us to realise our goals more effectively. The support from BARR allowed us to quickly start the core operations for the branch in Bydgoszcz – the realisation of innovative projects in Automotive, Telecom R&D, Digitalisation and loT sectors.

    We wish all Polish cities to pride on people as involved in the creation of the investment climate as we experienced in the case of cooperation between BARR and Cybercom Poland Sp. z o. o.

    Marcin Siech - Managing Director Cybercom Poland Sp. z o. o.
  • Andrzej Rosiński -

    Arriving at the decision about developing logistics parks, we take the utmost care of choosing the location, which enables us to build objects that consider the needs of various tenants who look either for typical storage facility or production halls. Additionally to the location, there are more aspects of great importance such as road system, its development plans and personnel availability. These parameters where taken under thorough scrutiny while making decision about choosing Bydgoszcz as the location for our investment. The result of our observations was that the rapidly developing City of Bydgoszcz lacks production halls of a high standard. Industrial real estates built by Waimea Holding S.A. allow companies to grow and raise the quality and culture of work. In recent years, we have also observed a considerable development of small enterprises, which require smaller offices with access to small storage areas at the beginning of their activity. Waimea Logistic Park Bydgoszcz is being created in response to the market demands of the City of Bydgoszcz. In the initial stage of the investment there is a SBU (Small Business Units) hall to be built with the area of 9.072m2. It will provide warehouses and offices for micro and small entrepreneurs, startups and all the companies that need smaller storage facilities to operate. The minimum available warehouse units will have an area of 650m2 with office and social areas of 60m2. The second hall, with the area of 16.200m2, is designed for manufacturers and logistics operators dealing with cross-docking. The production and logistics centre of 90.000m2 is being developed in a 19 hectare area in the south-eastern part of Bydgoszcz. The property has good access to S10 express road and A1 highway. The public transport availability is another asset of the area, which ensures convenient access to the workplace for the personnel. The investment is located in a rapidly developing city, which records more and more intense economic activity. Well-developed communication infrastructure, international airport and modern railway stations are representative marks and pride of the City. It’s hard to ignore favourable demographic indicators – young and well-educated society and the fastest decline of unemployment in Poland. Bydgoszcz responds to the demands of the market and the requirements of developers, making the City a very attractive place for investors.

    Andrzej Rosiński - , the CEO of Waimea Holding S.A.

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