BENEFITS OF FOREIGN CAPITAL INFLOW IN THE FORM OF DIRECT INVESTMENTS AND ACTIVITIES OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN ATTRACTING IT
The paper aims at determining the benefits from operation of enterprises with foreign capital involvement for individual municipalities and assessing the activities of local authorities in attracting foreign investors. The questionnaire-based studies were conducted in 2008 among representatives of local authorities from three voivodeships (37 municipalities of Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodeship, 43 municipalities of Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship and 30 municipalities of Pomorskie voivodeship). Among the benefits resulting from the foreign capital inflow the municipalities covered drew attention to increase of employment (Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship - 0.88, Pomorskie voivodeship - 0.52) and economic enlivening of the municipality (Warminsko-Mazurskie voivodeship - 0.65). The activities of authorities aiming at attracting investors focus on investment land improvement (Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship - 0.94), assistance in finding investment land available (Pomorskie voivodeship - 0.35), and in Warminsko-Mazurskie on application of tax relief (0.48). Among the municipalities covered by the study, those from Kujawsko-Pomorskie voivodeship are outstanding as in both assessment of the benefits from foreign capital inflow and the activities supporting the investors dominate over the other voivodeships covered.
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