Bytom is a city in the south of Poland, in Upper Silesia, with a population of 186 000 inhabitants. Its history dating back to 1254, it is one of the oldest towns in the region. Strategically located at the intersection of routes that connect to different areas of the country, its geography is praised as its greatest asset.  

While embracing its identity as a historical city, the city looks forward to building a future-oriented economy through the development of its services sector with advanced technologies. It aims to attract investors by supporting innovative new businesses, enhance access to information and ensure non-discrimination of foreign entrepreneurs. 
Bytom is a city undergoing transformation, focusing its energy into reinforcing its transport infrastructure, improving traffic management and adopting smart mobility solutions. Its economic transformation is already well underway: from a town of coal and steel to becoming a modern commercial centre with a robust services sector. In recent years, the city has seen a growth in investment from various actors such as global energy firms and financial institutions, who are also quickly becoming the city’s top employers. 

Bytom aims to establish itself as a stronghold for business and entrepreneurship and as major centre for culture and education. 

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