More and more companies are looking to Barcelona as a location where they can set up and do business from. In fact, in the past few years, we have seen quite a substantial increase in the number of foreign companies in Barcelona setting up.
So why is it that so many companies have decided to now make Barcelona their home?
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Reason 1 – Well Connected And Accessible
As well as having one Europe’s major ports also it has a good high-speed train link to other locations throughout Europe, plus we mustn’t forget it also has a great airport and motorway links as well. But a lot of money has also been invested in upgrading the communication systems throughout the city and it is now home to the second biggest trade fair site to be found in Europe.
Reason 2 – Large & Diversified Activities
Barcelona is offering companies great business opportunities because it is now gearing itself towards economical and knowledge intensive activities. In fact, it has now become a leading force in the online community and is able to offer some very advanced services that even other cities such as London, Paris or Berlin cannot offer as yet.
Reason 3 – Successful Investment From Foreign Companies
Today Barcelona has now become home to over 5,000 foreign companies. In fact, more than 50% of all Swiss, North American, Japanese, Italian, Austrian and French companies that have chosen to operate their business in Spain have chosen to set up base in the area surrounding Barcelona. As a result of this, these companies are helping to get the economy back on track through paying taxes in Spain.
Reason 4 – Key Strategic Drivers
You will find that in Barcelona companies that are linked to new technology and sustainability are developing rapidly. As a result of this, there are plenty of investment and business opportunities now being offered to companies who would like to make the city their base in the future. The more investments in Barcelona, of course, means that a much better infrastructure will then be provided to those who choose to set up business here.
Reason 5 – Human Capital In Barcelona
One thing to be aware of is that unlike in some other cities, Barcelona has chosen to invest in the people who choose to make the city their home. Today 48% of all those who are in employment in the city work in knowledge intensive services. This has resulted in specialists in a wide array of different fields choosing to relocate to the city. In turn, this has caused it to become recognised as a branded location because it is constantly adding value to what it has to offer to those who decide to locate their businesses here permanently.
Allison is a writer who has spent a number of years traveling around Europe before deciding to make Spain her home. Since then, she has spent a lot of time enjoying all that the city of Barcelona has to offer.
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