In Poland, the stereotype of industrial Silesia is still strong, but the conurbation’s residents participating in the European Economic Congress perceive culture as more important than business and industry.
We have asked 1000 participants of the European Economic Congress and the European Startup Days, what their perceptions of Katowice are. After counting all the votes, we discovered that the city is primarily associated with industry (61%), followed by business (48%) and culture (47%).
The breakdown of the results by place of residence is especially interesting. While the stereotype of industrial Silesia is still strong among non-residents, Katowice have undergone a “cultural revolution”, those participants living within the Silesian conurbation associate it with culture (56%), more than industry (50%) or business (45%).