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Polish Investment Zone – Criteria for aid eligibility

An Entrepreneur will obtain the Decision on the Support of a new investment if particular qualitative and quantitative criteria of an investment project are met.

Qualitative criteria

Annex No. 1 to the Ordinance of the Council of Ministers of December 27, 2022 on public aid granted to certain entrepreneurs for the implementation of new investments

So that a given investment project will be qualified for the support, it must receive an appropriate number of points awarded for meeting particular criteria:

– in the area managed by SSSE S.A., located within the border-lines of the Podlaskie Voivodeship and in the following districts: Ełk and Gołdap (Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship) and in the following districts: Łosice, Sokołów Podlaski, Węgrów (Mazowieckie Voivodeship) – at least 4 points (but not less than one point for each of the criteria);

– in the area managed by SSSE S.A., located within the border-lines of the Ostrów Mazowiecki district in the Mazowieckie Voivodeship – at least 5 points (but not less than one point for each of the criteria).

Detailed scope, evaluation criterion and how to verify the fulfillment of the criteria are included in the file:
Quality Criteria for Investment in the Industrial Sector and the Service Sector download

Quantitative criterion

An entrepreneur applying for the support is obliged to fulfil the quantitative criterion, i.e. incur minimum eligible costs the amount of which is dependent on the unemployment rate in the district   (level of average unemployment rate is assumed in line with the data, up-to-date at the date of submitting the request for issuing the Decision on the Support, concerning the average unemployment rate in the country and in the territory of the districts, announced by the President of the Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS)), the size of the enterprise and the type of investment.

In addition, the minimum investment is reduced when the investment will be implemented is located in:

1) medium-sized town losing socio-economic functions or
2) municipality in the territory of which the town is located or
3) municipality bordering on the municipality in the territory of which the town is located or on the town, losing socio-economic functions

Within the area managed by SSSE S.A., the towns are as follows: Augustów, Bielsk Podlaski, Ełk, Grajewo, Hajnówka, Łomża, Ostrów Mazowiecka, Sokółka, Zambrów.

The Regulation of the Council of Ministers of 27 December 2022 on state aid granted to certain entrepreneurs for the implementation of new investments introduces the possibility of reducing eligible costs, depending on the type of investment and the size of the enterprise, which is described in detail in §4 (4) of the Regulation.


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