Catalonia attracts 56% of foreign investment intended for spanish r&d projects
On friday, the minister of business and labour, felip puig, announced that since 2010, catalonia has attracted 56% of the foreign investment intended for spanish r&d projects.
moreover, puig explained that since 2010 catalonia has been the number one region in mainland europe to attract foreign investment in r&d. according to a study of the catalan government based on financial times's fdi markets data, over the past five years, catalonia has attracted 66 r&d foreign investment projects resulting in 1.07 billion euros and the creation of 6,000 jobs -an economic indicator confirming the country’s economic confidence in terms of stable and long-term investments. germany, the united states, great britain, france and japan are among the countries investing most in r&d projects in catalonia.
this positive trend is a result of the country’s skilled and talented workforce as well as its favourable environment for technology and innovation projects. the the quality of catalonia’s universities, research centres and rich industrial sector are also seen as important factors.