The Catalan Government, with the partnership of INCASÒL, the City Council of Barcelona and the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (AMB), has renewed its commitment to support fairer, more efficient and more sustainable development models at Expo Real 2018 for the tenth consecutive year. Expo Real is one of the world's leading real estate fairs, which is being held from today Monday the 8th of October to the 10th, in Munich (Germany).
The view of Barcelona Catalonia is that economic growth must be accompanied by development at a nationwide level, and that those projects that combine economic activity with respect for the environment and the use of clean technologies are the most important.
With this aim, Barcelona Catalonia is pushing strategic projects in the city’s metropolitan area, along with vital logistics projects in the Mediterranean corridor that have been designed to make Catalonia a point of both entry and exit for goods from southern and central Europe.
Barcelona and Catalonia, leading the way in attracting investments
During the first six months of 2018, international technology companies have announced the creation of some 1,500 jobs in Barcelona, with big name companies including: Microsoft, Sanofi-Aventis, Cisco, Amazon, Facebook (through CCC), Salellogic, WeWork, N26 and King having all set up, or expanded their facilities recently in the Catalan capital.
The number of companies with headquarters in Catalonia has now reached record numbers when compared to the last 9 years. On 1 January 2018 there were 618,366 active companies in Catalonia, 1.5% more than the previous year, according to figures from the Central Business Directory (DIRCE).