The denizens of the Western Pomerania take advantage of the opportunities given by the membership in the European Union and are practically active in favour of the Pomerania Euroregion and the Region of the Baltic Sea. For years the voivodship has been broadly co-operating with many foreign partners with measurable effects, both in investments as well as the sensitive area of interpersonal relations.Participation in the Common European Market has given another great impulse to the Western Pomeranian entrepreneurship. The present advantages of the region, such as maritime economy and agriculture, is supplemented by unique natural conditions, which create ideal opportunities for development of tourism sector, including health resort services. Development of economy is supported by the local authorities of the Western Pomerania, which are actively striving for new investors creating attractive conditions for business activity, such as within the frames of economic areas. Being aware that economy cannot effectively function in infrastructural void, we are striving not only for development of regional network of roads and airports, but also to take advantage of the water route, namely the River Odra, as a development axis for an entire borderland belt.The Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship, the fifth largest voivodship, out of the 16 voivodships in Poland, is situated in the heart of Europe connecting the north with the south via a system of international roads (Scandinavia – Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship – Prague) and the west with the east (Berlin – Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship – Gdańsk – St. Petersburg). International airport in Goleniów (around 30 km from Szczecin) and the airport in Berlin are the windows to the world next to the sea ports.Szczecin, with a population of around 400,000 (24.4% of the region’s population) create the Metropolitan Area of Szczecin with the adjacent communes, which is running for one of the most competitive regions in Europe. We offer an access to well-qualified workforce – over 70,000 students studying at 19 universities and around 17,000 graduates a year.Koszalin, with a population of around 108 thousand, prevails in the north-eastern part. The following centres are also the largest regional centres of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship: Stargard Szczeciński – around 71 thousand, Kołobrzeg – around 45 thousand, Świnoujście – around 41 thousand, Szczecinek – around 39 thousand and Police – around 35 thousand denizens.Around 4% of the Polish GDP is produced in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship. The voivodship’s industry concentrates around 3.4% of the domestic employment and supplies around 3.1% of the total industry’s sold production.Industry and services associated with maritime economy, despite the crisis, determine the region-s economic potential. Trade, tourism and the remaining market services, including recreational, sanatorium and holiday facilities, are dynamically developing here. Tourist infrastructure of our region belongs to the most developed in Poland. Known health resorts, such as Kołobrzeg, Połczyn-Zdrój, Świnoujście, Kamień Pomorski and Dąbki are functioning basing on rich deposits of therapeutic mud and brine. The most developed areas of industry in the voivodship include: power engineering, electric machinery, chemical, timber, furniture, electronic and food and agricultural processing. The main branches of industry are concentred in the Szczecin agglomeration. The largest enterprises operating on the area of the voivodship are: Chemical Works Police and Complex of Dolna Odra Power Plants and Kronospan.Due to the beneficial agrarian structure, the agricultural development conditions in our region are better than the national average. The state of agriculture is improving and the average size of farms is enlarging (over twice bigger than the national average). Agricultural and food processing is well developed here. Nearly all branches of agriculture prevail here: dairying, sugar industry, distillery, meat and potato processing.When mentioning the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship, it is impossible to omit 4 commercial ports operating here, including the Complex of Ports Szczecin – Świnoujście, situated closest to the Atlantic Ocean out of all ports of the Eastern Europe, with tras-shipment terminal, container and passenger terminals, offering regular traffic with the Scandinavian countries. LNG gas trans-shipment terminal construction is planned in the near future in Świnoujście. The Polish Maritime Navigation and Euroafrica Shipping Lines are the largest ship owners in Poland. They are responsible for around 90% of the passenger ferry traffic and 47% trans-shipments in Poland. In addition, the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship offers an access to 11 local Baltic ports and 13 fishing marinas.Water routes are supplemented by Inland connections via the River Odra with the southern part of Poland, with Berlin and the river ports of Europe.By the end of 2009, the REGON registry of businesses included 215.1 thousand entities, what puts us on the first place in the country when it comes to the number of businesses per 10 thousand denizens. Most businesses focus on trade and repairs (26.8%). Entities dealing with property and corporate services (18.1%), construction (12.0%) and industrial processing (8.6%) make up a considerable share in the total number.Relatively low costs of work (around 87% of the national average) are one of the main elements that make the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship attractive for foreign investors.The main investment lands of the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship include Szczecin, Koszalin, Goleniów, Stargard Szczeciński, Karlino, Gryfino, Police, Wałcz, Szczecinek, Barlinek and also other villages, which often offer plots fully provided with underground services and located in convenient places by domestic roads and motorways, with numerous tax exemptions.The largest foreign investors present in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship include Cargotec, Bridgestone Corporation, Kronospan Holdings, Swedwood Holding, Sonion Microtronic, Carlsberg Breweries, Royal Greenland, Norhaven, Rieter Automotive, Backer and many other, which had started the investment process thanks to the support of the local authorities.