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STAROGARD GDAŃSKI, POMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP Starogard Gdański RESHAPIG CITIES – INDUSTRY REORGANISING URBAN ECONOMIES Ph.D. KRZYSZTOF KUŚMIERCZUK Director.

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1 STAROGARD GDAŃSKI, POMORSKIE VOIVODSHIP Starogard Gdański RESHAPIG CITIES – INDUSTRY REORGANISING URBAN ECONOMIES Ph.D. KRZYSZTOF KUŚMIERCZUK Director of Development Dep. City of Starogard Gdański

2 STAROGARD GDAŃSKI Starogard Gdański Starogard Gdanski is one of the major urban and industrial centers in the Pomorskie Province. It is considered to be the capital of Kociewie, a unique sub-region of the Pomerania in terms of dialect and ethnography. The town covers an area of 25 km² and has a population of 50,000. Over 60 % of its inhabitants are young people. Dynamic and well educated workforce combined with the economic potential of the city creates favorable conditions for further development.

3 3 Geographical location - Pomorskie Province - The city is located in the southern part of the province - The capital of Kociewie, one of the most attractive regions of Pomorskie Province, the land of forest and lakes - Area: 25km² - Population: 50,000 - close proximity to state road No. 22 ( Berlin –Kaliningrad) - 10 km to A1 highway - 20 km to railway junction in Tczew - 42 km to Gdansk - 55 km to Lech Walesa Airport - 55 km to sea harbor in Gdansk Kociewie Województwo Pomorskie

4 Before the change of the political system In the years Starogard Gdanski was a major industrial center of Gdansk region. A good example of this status was Pharmaceutical Works Polfa, which exported to more than 60 countries on all the continents and employed over 3000 workers. After privatization the company changed its name to Polpharma. Following extensive modernization, the company drastically reduced the number of personnel. Nowadays, Polpharma is one of the biggest and most technologically advanced pharmaceutical production plants in Europe. Other companies had mixed luck. Such was the case of Neptun company specializing in leather production. At its peak economic condition Neptun employed almost 3300 people only to eventually disappear from the market.

5 The economy Apart from large manufacturing plants, such as Zakłady Farmaceutyczne Polpharma S.A. (the largest pharmaceutical company in Poland), Fabryka Mebli Okrętowych Famos (ship furniture manufacturer), Destylarnia Sobieski S.A.(distillery), a great number of medium-sized and small enterprises operating in timber, metal and chemical industries are present in Starogard Gdanski. Their potential can be ideal for cooperating with large business entities. Business environment Starogard Gdanski has offices of: Internal Revenue Service, Customs Office, Sanitary and Epidemiological Station and National Labor Inspectorate. In Starogard there are branches of all major banks operating in Poland. Close proximity to Tri City area allows for cooperation with research and higher education institutes such as Technical University of Gdansk and Gdynia Maritime University.

6 Development of housing construction City structure plan created within the framework of land development policy shows areas designated for housing and housing - services construction with dark orange and pink colors. At present, the City is planning development of housing construction and has land designated for the purpose of multi - family housing construction.

7 After work Starogard is not just a good location for investment opportunity, it is also an attractive place to live. The city has several hotels of different standard. There are numerous apartments and houses for rent. The city also has plots of land for housing construction for sale. Spending free time in Starogard is easy. Storagard is an ideal place for active people. It is surrounded by forest and when cycling in any direction within several dozens of minutes one will come across a river or a lake in a forest. One can also relax while kayaking, sailing, horse riding or fishing. There are numerous football pitches in the city ( including those with artificial turf), sport halls, an indoor swimming pool and a climbing wall. Those interested in cultural activities may choose from a rich offer of Starogards cultural centers or take advantage of an easy commute to the Tri City with its impressive array of theaters, galleries, cinemas etc.

8 Revitalization Organizing structures capable of managing revitalization process Establishing methods of working with the local population including work on revitalization planning Organizing structures capable of managing the revitalization process Establishing methods of cooperating with the local population including working on revitalization planning Building common ground among all partners involved in revitalization process

9 Revitalization of the Old Town Market Square

10 Proposed illumination of the Old Town Market Square

11 Entertainment center will be created in former mills by an Irish investor. Changes in Starogard Gdanski

12 Wicherts Palace will be turned into a hotel by a Polish investor Changes in Starogard Gdanski

13 Disused Block A of Polpharma company will be turned into Focus Office Park by an investor from the UK Changes in Starogard Gdanski

14 Destylarnia Sobieski S.A.(distillery), alcohol producer in Starogard Gdanski

15 Modernized small beltway co- financed with EU funds in 2005 –2006 Changes in Starogard Gdanski

16 Please Visit Us ! Urząd Miasta w Starogardzie Gdańskim Starogard Gdański, ul. Gdańska 6, tel. ( ) , faks ( ) ,


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