Tarnów is a dynamic, industrial and economic centre with specialized chemical, machinery, metal, construction, glass, food production and processing plants. Thanks to its rich history, developing economy, tourist resorts of the northern part of the Carpathians, as well as numerous cultural and artistic venues, Tarnów ranks among the most interesting and the most attractive Polish cities.

The city is an important economic centre being home to numerous companies employing professionals from the agglomeration.


Tarnów is located in the south-eastern part of Poland in the Malopolska Region. It is the second largest city after Kraków and has the advantage of being a smaller, less congested city with a great investment potential. Its location enables a quick access to two international airports (in Kraków – Balice 108 km/ 67 miles and Rzeszów – Jasionka 85 km/53 miles).

Economy in Tarnów benefits from the presence of:

  • chemical compounding, electric motors and weapon manufacturing, food industry
  • good transport access by road, rail, and high end broadband capacity
  • consistently lower rents and rates comparable to bigger cities in the region
  • a loyal, flexible, and cost-effective workforce
  • a large number of qualified professionals employed in other locations and commuting to work everyday.

Facts and figures

  • Population : 110 000
  • Area: 72,4 km2
  • Population density: 1546 people/sq. km
  • People in productive age - approx. 65% of the city's population
  • No. of business enterprises: 11 200
  • No. of students: 6 200
  • Investment area: 162 ha