Who are we?
InvestGDA (Gdańsk Economic Development Agency Ltd)is a team of experts who have been working together for the economic growth of Gdańsk since 2008. Our team is dedicated to support the city and the entire Pomeranian region. Entrepreneurship, creativity and strive for continuous development are sewn into our DNA.
What is our goal?
InvestGDA aims at creating convinient conditions to boost entrepreneurship and innovativeness in Gdańsk, so as to improve the quality of life and everyday experience of the local community.
This is our mission, we try our best to implement it for the benefit of our city.
What do we aim to do?
The main objective of InvestGDA is to commercialize and ensure the economic development of investment sites in the strategic points of the city. We also initiate projects focused on boosting entrepreneurship and innovativeness in Gdańsk, so as to shape the economic landscape of the region. We offer comprehensive investment and business consulting services. We participate in the organization of economic missions as well as local and international business events. InvestGDA also operates through Gdańsk Economic Development Foundation to fulfil our CSR activities: we implement projects to support the local labor market as well as cultural and social initiatives.
Why do we focus on Gdańsk?
Gdańsk is a class of its own. Not only is it full of mysteries, but it also has this special quality that makes it stand out against all the other cities. The vicinity of the Baltic Sea and more than 1000 years of history make it a stronghold on the contemporary map of Europe. Gdańsk is a safe harbor in the social and economic understanding. A wide range of business opportunities, stable economic environment, qualified and innovative specialists – these are just a few aspects that make this European metropolis a great choice when you’re on the lookout for success. Gdańsk is a modern seaside hub of culture, science, entertainment and sport. It caters to all tastes and has a place for everybody. Join us, choose Gdańsk and spread your wings with InvestGDA.
We support Gdańsk initiatives
1st Baltic Chess Tournament
On the 20th of July 2021, on the national day of chess, Baltic Chess Tournament took place on Polsat Plus Arena Gdańsk. The event was organized under honorary patronage of the Mayor of Gdańsk and Polish Chess Federation. “Game of Kings” is rising in popularity among people of all ages, helping to develop strategic thinking, concentration and improving mathematical skills. The values of this sport goes hand in hand with our company’s DNA, that’s why InvestGDA became the main partner of the tournament.
Arena Kultury – Mazolewski/ Możdżer concert
On the 10th of July 2021 jazz live music could be heard in the bowl of Polsat Plus Arena Gdańsk. On the stage located on the pitch with the stadiums stands around covered with light illuminations, Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet and Leszek Możdżer have performed. The musical event in this unusual setting was a part of Arena of Culture project, of which InvestGDA is a partner.
On the 27th of June 2021 on the outskirts of Polsat Plus Arena Gdańsk stadium summertime inaugurated with an open event for the the residents of both Letnica district and Gdańsk. During Sport Summer festival participants could take part in workshops with professional dance instructors, animators and play on bouncy castles. The side events to the festival consisted of a Food Truck festival and EURO 2020 games broadcasts in the fan zone.
InvestGDA CUP 2020
On September 6 2020, the first professional football tournament InvestGDA CUP for children born in 2010 and 2012, took place in the Gdańsk Stadium. The event was a joint initiative of the Pomeranian Football Association, InvestGDA and Arena Gdańsk Operator. A total of 16 teams competed on smaller pitches arranged within the main stadium arena –12 boys’ and 4 girls’ teams. The main purpose of the tournament was to promote and support young football talents and encourage fair play attitudes among the youth. The team spirit and bravery of young players matched the qualities of professionals playing in European Championships or World Cups. The best boys’ team was the one organized by the Lechia Gdańsk football school, while the winner among the girls was the Lotos Gdańsk Football Academy. The event was organized under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk.
Gdańsk Economic Development Foundation, which operates under InvestGDA, together with its Partners, came up with an initiative to counter the difficult situation caused by the pandemic in spring 2020. The initiative was referred to as #PosiłekZaWysiłek, which can be freely translated as #MealForTheEffort,had a double purpose – first of all, it was organized to help restaurant employees in Gdańsk keep their jobs, and secondly, it was designed to support health care staff and the elderly inhabitants of the city. For one month local restaurant owners prepared 100 hot meals a day, which were then distributed among specific health care institutions and elderly people. The initiative was a great success, also thanks to the support received from involved donors – local entrepreneurs and business environment institutions. Thank you for being with us.
Safety comes first
In summer 2020 a holiday initiative known as the Weekend Activity Zone was organized for the inhabitants of Gdańsk – children, families, groups of friends and all those who appreciate outdoor activities. Under this initiative,joint enterprise of InvestGDA and Gdańsk Stadium organized a festival promoting children’s health and safety. The program included: professional rescue shows, trainings for children in proper behavior on the road and first-aid workshops. The event was organized under the honorary patronage of the Mayor of the City of Gdańsk. A number of municipal and educational institutions undertook to support it.
A Square Meal
As a Partner of this initiative, launched in December 2020, InvestGDA decided to address the needs of the local inhabitants and institutions particularly affected by the pandemic and the related crisis. The Dobre RozDANIE initiative is part of a larger campaign known as Gdańsk Pomaga (Gdańsk Helps), which was launched in March and offers support by providing more than 2000 hot meals for the inhabitants of our city each day. The food is distributed to the elderly and families with children whose financial situation considerably deteriorated in the wake of the pandemic.
It’s always Time for Gdańsk. In 2020 InvestGDA entered into collaboration with the Gdańsk Tourist Organization (Visit Gdańsk) to organize a promotional campaign with a view of encouraging people to visit and explore our city. The purpose of this initiative was to present the opportunities offered by Gdańsk, its tourist attractions as well as business and investment potential. As a Partner involved in publishing a series of business-related articles on national information websites, InvestGDA had the opportunity to support the development of the local business, tourism and leisure industry.