|£ůdľ Special Economic Zone (£SSE) among the best investment location in the world|
“fDi Magazine” (“Financial Times” group) report indicates the leaders among 700 investment locations all over the world. £ódľ Special Economic Zone (£SSE) was awarded the 11th place in the general classification of world's future-proof economic zones, encompassing 25 best investment locations.
“We are very pleased by this information since we already appreciated the validity of investing in £SSE few years ago. We are currently completing our largest investment project, construction of ATM Innovation Center, in Warsaw subzone, Grochowska center” — said Roman Szwed, President of the Management Board, ATM S.A.
The Special Economic Zone Act enabled a special form of supporting economic development in certain prospective fields by the government. Companies that have been granted permission to operate in the zone receive government support, such as tax exempt proportional to the amount of qualified investment.
ATM Innovation Center is an example of an investment that merges a prospective nature with a solid business base. The main goal of the project is the creation of a center for development and implementation of state-of-the-art services, based on communications and information technology. Tangible base for achievement of this goal is, among others, extension and infrastructure upgrading in data centers of ATMAN-Grochowska Communications Center. The plans encompass construction of technical buildings of a surface amounting to 10,000 sq.m, using state-of-the-art data archiving and server virtualization technologies, as well as construction of energy-efficient, “green” server rooms. The project is planned for 2010–2015 period. Total investment will amount to about 320 million PLN. ATM received government funding of over 72 million PLN.
ATM Innovation Center project is co-financed by the European Union through European Regional Development Fund, as a part of Innovative Economy Operational Program for 2007–2013.