Capital Finance International (CFI.co), an international media company specializing in business and economy, has recognized Catalonia Trade & Investment as the Best Investment Promotion Agency in Europe during 2020.
The group highlights Catalonia Trade & Investment’s expertise in strengthening and diversifying Catalonia’s economy and business environment by enabling projects in both traditional industries (chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, pharma…) and emerging sectors (biotech, videogames, e-commerce…). It also recognizes the agency’s international presence through its network of 40 offices in 100 markets, as well as its organization of trade missions and conferences.
CFI.co is a London-based print journal and online resource reporting on business, economics and finance. It provides news and analysis on markets worldwide, covering the changes affecting the global economy, as well as focusing on regions, industry sectors and companies that will succeed.
Catalonia Trade and Investment’s track record
Catalonia’s strategy for foreign investment attraction is carried out through Catalonia Trade & Investment, which works from Barcelona and via its network of 40 Trade and Investment Offices around the world to attract new foreign investment projects to Catalonia.
With this strategy, according to the latest data available, in 2018 the Catalan Government attracted 84 foreign investment projects (up 20% over the previous year), which amounted to 322 million euros (+34%) and enabled the creation of 5,455 jobs (+70%).
Thus, in 2018, Catalonia Trade & Investment broke records as regards the number of projects attracted and the number of jobs created by these foreign investments. In fact, foreign investment projects with the support of the Catalan Government increased by 64% over the last five years (2014-2018) compared to the previous five-year period.