Bydgoszcz is located in the triangle between Warsaw, Poznań and the Tricity ensuring an excellent location for logistics and warehouse market development. The central location allows for easy access to sea ports in Gdańsk and Gdynia as well as large economic centres like Berlin or Wrocław.
One of the most important projects influencing the growth of the attractiveness of Bydgoszcz as a logistics centre is the construction of express road S5 which connects Gdańsk and Poznań through Bydgoszcz. The road is to link the Baltic coast and Silesia. There are also three main railway connections in Bydgoszcz (Silesia-Gdańsk, Warsaw-Szczecin and Wrocław-Gdynia). The investment is planned to be finalised in 2019. Moreover, according to the information published by GDDKiA (the General Board of National Roads and Motorways), the express road S10, which is to connect Warsaw (from express road S7) and Szczecin, is to be completed by 2021. The investment will create and important axis of road transport on the southern side of the Vistula between Bydgoszcz and Toruń – an alternative to DK80 road. What is more, the road will connect the northern German area with the Capital City of Poland, creating an alternative to A2 motorway for international traffic.
The City is proud of well-developed production sector which plays an important role in the local export. The investment assets have been acknowledged by such companies as Unilever, Tyco Electronics, Nokia Corporation, Neupack or SPX Flow Technology which are only selected examples of a broad array of production enterprises which run their business in Bydgoszcz. The City has been recognized by foreign investors, as well as by Polish entrepreneurs. It is in Bydgoszcz, where manufacturing sites of the Polish leader in rolling stock production – PESA Bydgoszcz S.A. – are located.
The development of the production sector, generating the demand for warehouse-logistics services, is tightly tied to the availability of staff. In 2015 Kuyavian-Pomeranian universities were educating nearly 1800 students and relised more than 480 graduates at logistic and transportation specializations (incluiding more than 1500 students and more than 390 graduates in Bydgoszcz alone).
Production and warehouse-logistics sectors are crucial for the City in relation to the development of the agglomeration. The potential has been already noticed, i.a. by developers who consider Bydgoszcz to become the location for their investments in modern warehouse spaces. Currently, there are 343 thousand of square metres of warehouse areas available and over 73 thousand is being constructed. They will be modern warehouse parks with a high standard.
Bydgoszcz offers a variety of investment properties with all required utilities, including the areas located in the Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park. With the support of the Bydgoszcz Regional Development Agency potential investors have access to investment incentives, e.g. in the form of tax exemption for investments located in the subzone of the Pomeranian Special Economic Zone.
The unemployment level in Bydgoszcz is the lowest in the region with over half a million of people living in the area of 50 km from the city having access to the local labour market. Bydgoszcz is prepared for the further development of the warehouse-logistics sector.
The Bydgoszcz authorities put emphasis on proper infrastructure for further business development. To that end, there are road, traffic and communication investments implemented and the cultural offer of the City is being extended.