Located in the north-east of Spain and with 7,7 million inhabitants, Barcelona-Catalonia is the most competitive economy in Southern Europe. It concentrates 25% of the Spanish industry and its GDP is similar, for instance, to Finland’s.
Historically a trading nation, its strategic location in the Mediterranean and its transport infrastructures, as well as its entrepreneurial and business friendly economy, have made it a top location in the south of Europe. Add to that a capital city, Barcelona, that is an unbeatable meeting point for international business.
Barcelona, a city that beats all capital cities
The city of Barcelona is considered the 3th best European city and the 8th in the world (World’s Best cities 2021, Resonance Consulting, 2021).
Barcelona stands for quality of life and quality of its services. An open-minded city, it is truly global and smart, ahead of its times in terms of intelligent mobility and energy solutions. Startups feel in their element in Barcelona thanks to its incredibly tech-friendly athmosphere.
A top location for international companies
International companies are increasingly deciding on Catalonia and Barcelona for their investments in Europe. Modern and easy connections by plane, roads and maritime transportation ensure a broad market reach within 24 hours.
Moreover, a tech savvy population and highly skilled professionals make it a preferred place for multinationals from diverse sectors, such as Pepsico, Microsoft, Danone, Nestlé, Amazon, AAM, HP, Novartis, or Merck, to name just a few.
8 Fast Facts about Catalonia
||32,108 sq km
||North-east of Spain, bordering France and the Mediterranean sea
||224,125 million Euros
|GDP per capita (2020):
||66,265.4 million Euros
||22,835.1 million Euros (26.2% more than in the previous five years)