The Łódzkie Voivodeship is a dynamically developing region. With its many advantages, it attracts investors from other Polish regions and abroad. It is characterized by a high urbanisation rate (nearly 65 percent of the population lives in 42 cities of the region). The main economic centre of the region is the Łódź Metropolitan Area which covers the following districts: Brzeziny, Łask, Łódź East, Pabianice, Zduńska Wola, Zgierz and Łódź.
The joint work of the scientific and economic environment, as well as the local government is the initiative to build a Technological Park in Łódź. The Park will provide the practical use of the results of scientific studies of the universities of Łódź and will contribute to technology transfer to industrial needs of the region.
Not only the advantageous transport links of the region determine its development prospects. Also the natural resources and technical infrastructure will play an important role in the development of the voivodeship in the future. There are plans, among other things, to expand the mining and energy complex “Bełchatów-Szczerców”, expand the gas transmission pipeline in the south-western part of the region, to continue the research and implementation of the systems for the use of geothermal water in the western part of the voivodeship.
The Łódzkie Voivodeship is also a national leader in the production of ceramic tiles. ZPC Opoczno, Ceramika Paradyż, Ceramika Tubądzin and several small companies manufacturing around 70% of the Polish production of tiles.
The complexes of the Łódź Special Economic Zone that offers attractive conditions for investment, are the important elements of economic development. Investors receive assistance in the form of tax exemptions and are guaranteed (by law) consistency of once granted rights for allowances. The zone covers 283 hectares, is located in the subzones in Łódź, Zgierz, and Ozorków and in the Ksawerów Commune, as well as outside the agglomeration in the area of Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Rawa Mazowiecka, Radom, Kutno and Łęczyca.