Lubelskie voivodeship is located in the eastern part of Poland and is one of the largest and most important agricultural regions of the country. Very extensively developed organic farming fosters the expansion of food industry, namely the production of fruits, vegetables, sugar, dairy products, meat, beer and tobacco.
Lubelskie region is also a well-known for herbal industry and beekeeping. In Elizówka (the town close to Lublin) there operates the largest agricultural market in Eastern Poland, which fosters the development of wholesale trade. The sectors of a vital importance for the region’s industry are: construction industry (based on local deposits of sedimentary rocks), wood and furniture industries, as well as machinery industry (mainly the production of helicopters, agricultural and construction machinery).
The strong point of Lubelskie region are young and well-educated workers. In Lublin there are four universities, the university of technology and private universities, which makes Lublin one of the largest academic centers in Poland. Science and Technology Park in Lublin and Science and Technology Park in Pulawy are the centers of a considerable potential and combine scientific and business environments as well as promote innovative technologies.
Three economic subzones and industrial parks provide favorable conditions for investment and development of business activity. In Lubelskie region there operate three subzones: subzone of the Special Economic Zone Euro-Park Mielec, Tarnobrzeg Special Economic Zone EURO-PARK WISŁOSAN and the area in Pulawy where the subzone of Special Economic Zone STARACHOWICE is situated. What is more, the regional Industrial Park ŚWIDNIK offers 40 hectares of built-up and non built-up space, equipped with industrial infrastructure.
The region has good access to infrastructure, namely the access to expressway S17 and Swidnik Airport, situated 12 km from Lublin. In the north of the region there operates modern freight terminal in Koroszczyn. A dozen or so kilometers from the terminal there operates dry-cargo port in Małaszewicze that is well-known both in the country and abroad. It is located in a close proximity to the duty free zone, designed for investors interested in the production and distribution of goods. Broad Gauge Metallurgy Line situated on the south of the region is of a great importance for the region. It connects Eastern Europe with the terminal and the logistics centre on the west of Poland.
Lubelskie region is an area attractive for tourists who like active recreation as the region offers thousands of kilometers of marked walking, biking, horse riding routes and numerous trails in national parks and landscape parks. Relax in close contact with nature is provided by hundreds of agritourism farms, which specialise in the production of traditional products, regional cuisine, horse riding schools, fishing grounds as well as organizing canoeing and cycling tours. In addition to the natural wealth, Lubelskie offers a number of sites and monuments connected with various cultures and religions. The most important is Zamosc - the town dating back to Renaissance times, which is on UNESCO World Heritage List. An excellent example of the connection between eastern and western European culture and religion is the Holy Trinity Chapel in Lublin Castle, which combines Gothic architecture with Russian and Byzantine paintings.