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10 reasons for doing business in Barcelona

  • Panoramic view of the Barcelona coast

    A global city on a human scale

    Throughout history, various cultures and civilisations have made their mark on this diverse, inclusive and modern city which is open to the sea.

  • Visitors at the Barcelona Mobile World Congress

    A competitive and diverse economic powerhouse

    Barcelona attracts foreign, scientific and artistic investment, as well as entrepreneurial talent, making it highly competitive for international investors and business people from a variety of sectors ranging from industry to research.

  • Panoramic view of Barcelona Port

    A European gateway to the world

    A city connected to the rest of the world through its international airport, high-speed train station, large commercial port, international trade fair site, logistics activities platform and duty-free zone.

  • Young people together in an office

    A magnet for startups and scaleups

    The city is the ideal place for start-ups and entrepreneurial talent.
    Numerous initiatives are launched here that consolidate its innovation ecosystem and act as a bridge to large corporations.

  • Photographic mosaic: Joan Fontcuberta’s El món neix a cada besada [The World Begins with Every Kiss], at Plaça d'Isidre Nonell

    A brand new urban economic agenda

    Barcelona has a vision of the future, a "Green New Deal" that plans a new social and economic model based on sustainability, fairness and competitiveness.

  • Three young people looking at a computer screen

    A hub that attracts creativity and talent

    An ideal city for receiving and training national and international talent, thanks to a university system with the highest educational standards. A new change of paradigm, where it is the workers who attract enterprises.

  • Models parading down the 080 Barcelona Fashion catwalk

    A city that inspires creators

    The city promotes the conditions for the most creative and innovative minds and individuals to prosper: cultural and sports events, abundant human heritage, international icons, providing an impetus to creative industries.

  • Barcelona Biomedical Research Park

    Generating knowledge that’s at the service of the people

    Barcelona boasts a large innovation and research ecosystem with professionals, students and researchers making up the community of a wide network of research centres and public and private universities.

  • Man with cane and boy bicycling through Barcelona

    A compact and diverse urban model

    The new urban concept is taking us closer to a sustainable model where the individual is at the centre. Barcelona is responding dynamically to the complex issue of getting public space to coexist in a humanised use, promoting social cohesion and economic activity.

  • Nova Icària Beach People in café terraces and on the seafront promenade

    The city for your life project

    Barcelona has a combination of features that make it unique and attractive. A model that enables personal and professional growth while offering everything we need in the various stages of life.