Apart from recognizing Catalonia as the most attractive region in Southern Europe in terms of foreign investment in 2018 and 2019, the publication also rewards Catalonia for having the best strategy to attract foreign investment among large regions—that is, regions that exceed 4 million inhabitants Such a strategy is promoted by the Catalan Government through Catalonia Trade & Investment, a public agency created in 1985 and working from its headquarters in Barcelona along with the Government’s network of 40 Trade & Investment Offices around the world.
The main goal of this strategy is to attract new productive investments to Catalonia as well as strengthening the reinvestment and long-term establishment of foreign companies already established in Catalonia. To this end, Catalonia Trade & Investment offers customized services in the landing phase such as the search for partners, personnel, legal advice, warehouses, land, and offices, to name a few.
The agency’s strategy for attracting foreign investment considers three factors:
– Main investing countries
– Globally recognized companies and leaders in their fields
– Strategic projects that are economic motors and have a real impact on stable and quality employment.
This translates in the promotion of projects with a heavy emphasis on the industrial, R&D and logistics fields in strategic sectors such as future vehicles, health, Industry 4.0 and mobile technologies.