In 2017 the majority of the special economic zones celebrated round anniversaries of their establishment. At the end of 2016 the total value of investments made by companies operating in the zones reached EUR26.7bn with 332,100 FTEs.
Polish politicians propose equal conditions for both foreign and Polish investors, and discuss the idea of replacing the PIT and CIT with a tax on revenues.
Special economic zones are beneficial for regions that are at intermediate stages of development. In most cases they have not added to the growth of local communities.