Prominent sectors

Barcelona has proved it is capable of embracing the latest technological revolution and has established itself as an engine for new economic activity linked to strategic sectors such as ICTs, biotechnology, sustainable mobility, aeronautics and the environment. The Barcelona Business works to promote synergies between private companies, public bodies and technology and science centres to optimise resources and excel in the city’s and metropolitan area’s economic development

ICTs

ICTs

ICTs represent 7% of the city’s economy.

The media sector

The media sector

The media sector brings together a wide range of industries.

Biotechnology

Biotechnology

Barcelona is a leader in biotechnology.

Energy

Energy

Barcelona amasses a high level of knowledge about the energy sector.

Design

Design

Barcelona is one of the world’s design capitals.

Sustainable mobility

Sustainable mobility

Barcelona is a European centre for the car industry.

Research

Research

Barcelona is a first-class university city.

Environment

Environment

This sector employs 42,500 people in Barcelona.

Agrifood sector

Agrifood sector

The Catalan agrifood sector is leading the way in Spain.

Logistics

Logistics

Barcelona stands out for quality, large-scale logistics.

Turisme

Tourism

Tourism is one of the pillars of the city economy.

Medicine and health

Medicine and health

Barcelona is a model city when it comes to medicine.