The development of social economy entities (PES) in the Opole Voivodeship is mainly related to growing regional social needs. Limited financial resources in the sphere of social policy result in the lack of effective solutions in the area of social and economic problems. The aim of this article is to present the current state of PES development in the Opolskie Voivodship with respect to the time perspective 2009-2017. The changes in the number of social economy entities in Opolskie voivodship was also presented in order to show the significance of this indicator for public actions aimed at the development of institutional and organizational support. In the theoretical layer, literature analysis was used to examine the organizationalconditions supporting the implementation of conditions conducive to the development of PES in the Opolskie Voivodeship. In the empirical layer, research methods of data analysis (quantitative), based on the analysis of the formation of new PES were used. These data will serve to better understand the conditions that favor and inhibit the development of PES in the Opolskie region. The author shows a disturbing tendency in the slowing growth of new PES.