REASONS TO INVEST IN BARCELONA
The Barcelona Metropolitan Area stands out for its potential for investment and growth of innovative activities, whith nearly 6 million m2 and the ability to generate new jobs for highly qualified candidates. Barcelona is an innovation and logistics hub in southern Europa.
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Barcelona has a long history of enterprise, trade and public/private partnerships.
According to European Cities Monitor (Cushman and Wakefield) Barcelona is the 6th best city in Europe to do business.
Barcelona is a key point along the Mediterranean Corridor and the center of an economic Euroregion, less than 2 hours from all the European capitals.
The Port of Barcelona is leading cruise port in Europa, fourth in the world and top 20 in Europe in container traffic.
The Barcelona airport is serving more than 35 million passengers per year with connections to 130 destinations worldwide.
INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGY
Barcelona is driving the mobile technology sector, with a tax-free zone for mobile technology companies, an urban laboratory and a start-up incubator.
Barcelona is promoting the Smart City Campus-22@, a benchmark technology center for smart cities that brings together companies, universities and ICT research centers.
Barcelona is the leading European city in rolling out 4G networks.
SUCCESSFUL FOREIGN INVESTMENT
Barcelona is one of the most important cities in Europa attracting foreign investment.
Catalonia attracts 20% of the total and 52% of industrial foreign investment in Spain. Catalonia is the 3rd region in Europain number of foreign investment projects.
CREATING AND ATTRACTING TALENT
Barcelona has well-trained human capital and the city is home to specialists in a wide variety of fields.
The Barcelona area is home to 37 international schools offering education at all levels for foreign families.
Barcelona is a leading destination for international students, with 23.000 foreign students making up 11% of the city's population.
GLOBAL BRAND RECOGNITION
International comparisons and studies back the Barcelona brand, given its history, present and because the city has given rise to great brands, inventions and figures known around the world.
Barcelona is associated with values like cosmopolitanism, design, creativity, innovation, culture and quality of life.
The city is also a benchmark in architechture thanks to its Modernisme and Olympic heritage.