Why Barcelona?

Barcelona is currently one of the most important cities in Europe for doing business and creating companies and is also a magnet for both local and foreign enterprise.

  • A privileged location
  • Well connected to the outside world
  • The driving force behind a big economic area
  • Successful foreign investment
  • Powerful strategic sectors
  • A hub for attracting talent
  • Ambitious city projects
  • An entrepreneurial city
  • Quality of life
  • Worldwide prestige

Barcelona today

Barcelona today

Barcelona’s distinguishing characteristics include creativity and innovation and the city also excels in the fields of business, research and knowledge. The city also has a reputation for offering high-quality living standards and for being a sustainable tourist destination.

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Barcelona Business

Barcelona Business

The Barcelona Business website has a comprehensive directory listing the various economic agents that participate in this programme. These agents include public authorities, chambers of commerce, consulates, universities and research centres.

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Supporting figures

Supporting figures

Barcelona has a population of more than 1.5 million, and 5 million people live in the metropolitan area. There are over 400,000 companies in the Barcelona region and an average of 7 million tourists visit the city each year.

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All services

All services

The Barcelona Business Support Office, which falls under the aegis of Barcelona Activa, provides customised advice to companies in all areas of administration; this advice covers aspects ranging from company start-ups and transfers to recruitment and internationalisation.

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Business and enterprise ecosystem

Business and enterprise ecosystem

Barcelona Activa provides a service to those looking to start up their own business project. It organises training sessions and it also offers the chance to establish start-ups in one of the city’s business incubators.

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The city’s economic agents

The city’s economic agents

This programme, which is promoted by the City Council, involves all the city’s economic agents and its aim is to improve the current economic framework. Its priorities are to foster employment and enterprise, promote investment, attract talent and provide support to businesses.

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