Europe/Africa: Gdansk, Poland

Europe/Africa: Gdansk, Poland

Population: 458,000
Ease of Doing Business Rank (Poland): 76
Rigidity of Employment Index (Poland): 37

An upcoming European soccer tournament means the historic Polish seaside city's infrastructure is getting a major face-lift. That, combined with an IT-trained, local workforce strong in English, German, and Russia, makes Gdansk a cheap alternative to domestic rivals Warsaw and Krakow.