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Local units which include in its territory a huge part of protected areas have the opportunities for multifunctional development. The community of Smołdzino, where the biggest part of territory belongs to the Slovinski National Park and its laggings, sets an example of a community with prospects of social and economic development. The change of functioning of agricultural areas connected with existence of the state agricultural farms as well as resulting from Polish accession to the European Union were all taken into consideration. In addition, there are presented directions of activities taken up by the local community. These activities would make it possible to take on an activity which brings measurable economic profits.
Key words: social and economic development, the community of Smołdzino, the Slovinski National Park