Companies and ICT sector rent 53% of all offices in Barcelona

  • • These companies value attractive market prices and Barcelona’s ability to attract talent
  • • Barcelona has greater potential for increase in rental prices than any other city in Europe

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Real estate investment in Catalonia hits €2.5 billion in 2016, 81% foreign

  • • This figure is up 26% from the previous year and is a new all-time record
  • • The industrial and logistic sector (€144 million) posted the highest growth, up 61%

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Barcelona has best IPA in the world, according to Financial Times

  • • Barcelona has been recognized as having the best ‘IPA-Investment Promotion Agency’
  • • The city gets the best results for money and is the most efficient in promotion and attraction

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Catalonia beats business-creation record for past nine years

  • • In 2016, 18.6% more companies were created in Catalonia than the previous year
  • • From January to October there were more export companies than in all of 2015

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Observatori BCN 2016: City more competitive on economic and social rankings

  • • The report compares the Catalan capital with other large metropolises around the world
  • • Barcelona is the 5th most attractive city in Europe for international investment

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Natura Bissé invests €15 million to build new headquarters in Parc de l’Alba

  • • The facility will include a research, marketing and logistics center, a factory and a training and innovation area
  • • With this project, Parc de l’Alba is further consolidating its place as one of the most strategic projects in Catalonia

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Barcelona & Catalonia Startup Hub, more than 1,000 Catalan start-ups with high potential for growth

  • • The aim of the hub is to boost the international projection of the Catalan start-up ecosystem
  • • The start-ups are companies with a greater concentration of innovative activity

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Catalan exports continue to set records: up 2.1% with over €48.5 bn as of September

  • • The growth of exports is above the average registered for the euro zone and the EU
  • • Sales abroad from Catalonia make up 25.8% of all exports from Spain

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Number of ‘smart city’ companies in BCN shoots up to 250, 53% of all those in Spain

  • • The Catalan capital is becoming a global benchmark in the sector
  • • The ecosystem is made up of small and medium-sized companies with a high technology component

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Catalonia expects to match logistics leasing record in 2016

  • • In 2015, a record-breaking 587,000 m² were leased in the logistics sector
  • • A significant number of these leases are taken out by companies in the e-commerce sector

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