Exporting to the American market as a development opportunity for Silesian companies


Businesses in the Silesian Voivodeship play a key role in the economic development of Poland and the region. This is why we support their promotion abroad and help you establish contacts with partners from promising markets. The economic mission of the Silesian Voivodeship in Nevada is an excellent example of this support.

Trade Mission to Nevada

From June 1 to 8, Silesian representatives of the SME sector visited one of the ten most business-friendly US states, Nevada. The visit, chaired by Jakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship, brought together representatives of the Marshal’s Office, the Department of International Cooperation of the Upper Silesian Fund, the Katowice Special Economic Zone, the Silesian Aviation Cluster and entrepreneurs from the Silesian Voivodeship.

Within the mission, meetings and events were organized, during which Silesian companies had the opportunity to establish strategic business contacts for their industries with representatives of companies from the Nevada region. The assignment was dedicated to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in the Silesian Voivodeship, whose business profile was related to the following industries: medical, green technologies, IT/ICT, e-sports, which are part of the regional smart/cross-sector specializations network of the region.

During the mission, there was a visit to the International Innovation Center in Las Vegas, which presented the business offer of Silesian companies. In addition, the Silesia-Nevada Business Forum was held at the Blackfire Innovation Center, where contacts and information were exchanged with Blackfire business organizations. The participation in the UNR InNEVation Center event and the visit to the State House, where Michael Brown, Executive Director of the Office of Economic Development of the Governor of Nevada, was among others, were an essential step of the mission. Issues of challenges and forms of support were discussed, under which entrepreneurs could count on for help in expanding their products and services in Nevada. During the meeting at the Nevada Governor’s Economic Development Office, participants discussed with senior government officials investment opportunities in the two regions.

Cooperation between Silesia and the state of Nevada

Nevada is one of the top ten most business-friendly states, with extremely business-friendly laws, no requirement to have minimum share capital for business corporations, specialized commercial courts, or great flexibility concerning the internal structure of commercial companies. All of this makes it one of the most competitive business environments in the world. It should be noted that the state of Nevada is above all a region with deeply rooted mining traditions, an essential element that makes it possible to envisage long-term cooperation.

The “Agreement on cooperation and development of friendly relations between the Silesian Voivodeship and the State of Nevada” was signed in 2016 and renewed in March 2022. Cooperation will be carried out in particular on projects of strategic interest in the mining, energy, mechanics, water management, aerospace, motor vehicles including autonomous vehicles and electromobility, medicine, information and communication technologies, eSport and GameDev sectors. We focus on cooperation between small and medium-sized enterprises and scientific and technical cooperation, which is achieved through joint research programs, scientific conferences and experience exchange.

The Silesian Voivodeship is the most attractive region in Poland for the State of Nevada to undertake economic cooperation. This area is mainly due to the financial strength and similarities related to the characteristics of the companies operating in the two regions. The Silesian Voivodeship is one of the most vital regions in Poland in terms of economy (12.4% of GDP) and demography. It focuses mainly on the mining industry, intellectual strength, technological potential and above all on innovative solutions and know-how of Silesian companies. The voivodeship also has significant human resources, a strategic location and a well-developed road, rail and air transport infrastructure. Trade and investment support institutions, for which the development of internationalization companies is important, are also very active. To this end, many programs are created to help companies enter new markets. We hope that the activities undertaken in cooperation and the successful economic mission will positively influence the development of our regions and contribute to our common success.

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