Shouldn't you be rather asking questions specific to your business? I would rather choose the city with respect to my business opportunities rather than whether people like me or not
Razztex is 100% right to be considerate and ask about acceptance of expats by the local people and safety besides asking questions specific to business opportunities, because of growing nationalistic movements in the whole of Europe not only Poland, albeit latent at times. People are increasingly becoming weary of foreigners and everything foreign and will not buy or will refuse your services if you're foreign enough. Through very painful lessons, the Europeans are learning to live with themselves and to depend only on self-service and that that is by far the best kind of existence to lead.
Would you mind telling where you come from, Razztex, and what your business is about?
In all those you will find several english speaking people (mainly local, but also, of course, foreign) and it will be as safe for foreigners as it gets.
Hmm, you never know. After some 300 years of occupation, 3 to 4 partitions, and an exterminating bloodshed, Poles are increasingly fed up with foreigners, and behind the silly formalities and some polite smiles, you will find 3 to 4 rows of finely sharp teeth!
Then there is the skin colour issue, you're probably safer if you're caucasian,
YOU'VE GOT THAT RIGHT!!! Much safer being a caucasian in Poland, much safer:) The rest of Europe should follow.
but then again the racist issue seems to be behind us and I haven't heard for a long time (I mean years) of a race-connected assault of any kind.
All races are equal staying in their respective places. And just because you haven't heard of race-connected attacks due to the censored media to go along with EU dreams, desires, and consequently regulations, doesn't mean the attacks are not happening. It's business as usual.