Poland’s business fundamentals are some of the strongest in Central and Eastern Europe. A large domestic market, diverse export sector, EU membership, flexible currency, and high level of political stability, are some of the key reasons foreign companies choose to invest in Poland. The largest component of its economy is the service sector. The Polish banking sector is one of the healthiest of all post-Communist countries, while tourism, which is in an uptrend, already generates a relatively large share of the nation’s GDP. Although Poland is a net importer of oil and natural gas, it does have healthy reserves of coal, a key commodity not only for export, but vital for domestic energy production. It’s this energy that helps power Poland’s diverse industrial base, which includes – iron, steel, machinery, electronics, glass, apparel, chemicals, fertilizers, pharmaceuticals, shipbuilding, car and transport manufacturing. Poland’s agricultural sector (potatoes, fruits, vegetables, wheat, poultry, eggs, pork) also supports vibrant food and beverage processing industries. Finally, Special Economic Zones, industrial and technology parks use income tax exemptions and real estate tax exemptions to help foster new business investments.