Warmia and Mazury Regional Development Agency in Olsztyn
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Warmia and Mazury Regional Development Agency in Olsztyn

Warmia and Mazury Regional Development Agency Joint Stock Company in Olsztyn was established in 1993 on the initiative of local governments of Olsztyn Voivodeship.

WMRDA operates for the development of Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeship towards an increase in competiveness of its economy. It fosters relations between domestic and foreign entities for business operation and stimulates the activities of institutions, social and local government organizations and business entities.

The Agency's mission is to operate for economic development of the entire region, particularly through support for small and medium-sized enterprises. This aim is achieved through varied activities connected with direct support for enterprises in form of subsidies, giving loans for the expansion of business operations, consultancy in various forms and scope, organizing and conducting training and information activity.

Currently, Warmia and Mazury Regional Development Agency participates in development of the region actively by taking part in the process of programming for years 2007-2013 and preparing further forms of utilizing the structural funds.

The Warmia and Mazury Region covers areas with outstanding natural amenities, unique on the European scale, featuring varied topographic profile, numerous lakes, extensive woodland areas of a primeval forest type and rich fauna and flora. Therefore, the region's economy is strongly linked to existing natural resources. The main region's industries are tourism, production of timber and furniture, agri-food processing as well as construction.

B2N project would contribute to the sustainable economic development of Warmia and Mazury region by exploiting best practices collected during the project implementation.

Till June 2011 there was one more region participating in the project – Veliko Tarnovo Municipality from Bulgaria.

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