10 reasons for doing business in Barcelona
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A land of opportunities
20/11/2023 - 11:38 h Smart City 2023 shows a Barcelona at the forefront of urban innovation
18/11/2023 - 11:55 h Almost half a million euros for seven innovative projects to improve coexistence
15/11/2023 - 13:04 h Barcelona is set to become the epicentre of the most disruptive technology
14/11/2023 - 15:15 h City Council Flat-rate payment plans for municipal taxes also available for legal persons
10/11/2023 - 14:19 h Science UPC inaugurates Hydrogen Laboratory and a pilot plant for green hydrogen production
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