Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski is located in the south-east of Poland, in the northern part of Świętokrzyskie voivodeship. Considering the size of social and economic potential, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski, with its almost 70 000 inhabitants, is the second center of the Świętokrzyskie voivodeship. Together with the neighbouring communes and citys of Ostrowiec and Opatów counties, the city makes a society of 130 000 inhabitants. Rich traditions of the Old-Polish and Central Industrial Region make Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski an ideal place for locating industrial investments. Centuries-old presence of industry has determined the economy of the city, population structure, human and professional potential of Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski. The city was and still is associated with metallurgy sector, iron and steel. Metallurgy industry is still the main economic pillar of the city. The owner of the factory, which is one of the biggest employers in the region, is a Spanish CELSA Group. Important branches of the city’s economy include: machinery industry, metal industry, construction industry and clothing industry. A specific role in the economic structure is played by micro and small entrepreneurship development.
The city has a very well developed sport and recreation base. It is also an ideal location for tourists due to the touristic attractions of the region. 8 kilometers to the north-east of Ostrowiec, there is the European’s oldest and biggest complex of primeval mines of striped flint from the Neolithic period. Nowadays, Krzemionki complex is being prepared for entering the World Heritage List of UNESCO. Nearby, there are also Świętokrzyskie Mountains, Bałtów Tourist complex and the Live Museum of China in Ćmielów.