Lombardy is one of the four motors of the European economy. With more than 800,000 companies hosted, it is an international business hub strategically located in the heart of the EMEA markets: an area that represents 15% of world GDP. It is equipped with optimal accessibility and logistic infrastructures and its economic environment is strongly focused on innovation: : with 20% of R&D; spending and 31% of patents filed in Europe registered in the Region and 9 Technological Clusters. Lombardy is also tourism: 1st in Italy with 10 Unesco Heritage sites and 473 protected areas, with over 50% of international tourists.Find more The territory of Lombardy
Thanks to our innovative research tool, you can find the best opportunity for your business all over the Lombardy region: from greenfield and brownfield AttrACT opportunities to real estate projects and innovation hubs.Go to the tool
More than 50 greenfield opportunities, located all over the region with a surface of at least 10,000 sqm to be built on. The locational opportunities mapped in the AttrACT Program are ‘ready to use’, are intended for different use classifications and for each opportunity are reported general and representative information.
More than 60 brownfield opportunities, located all over the region with gross floor surface of at least 1,000 sqm for existing structures. The locational opportunities mapped in the AttrACT Program are ‘ready to use’, are intended for different use classifications and for each opportunity are reported general and representative information.
The Lombardy Region, together with ICE Agenzia, has been participating for several years to the MIPIM in Cannes, the most important annual real estate fair in the world. The research tool includes over 30 real estate projects presented by the Lombard Municipalities and selected through the call of proposal specifically developed for the event, in order to create investment and networking opportunities.
The importance of innovation in Lombardy is well represented by the plurality of subjects - such as hubs, incubators, accelerators, research and development centers - present in the territory. The research tool allows you to identify the most significant innovation hubs in the area, presenting their characteristics and fields of activity.
Since 2017, the map of settlement opportunities has been defined, together with the Municipalities' commitment to promoting their territorial offer and assisting, joined by the Invest in Lombardy team, the investors with streamlining actions and support towards the economic activities of companies.Discover more
85,000 The sector counts more than 85,000 enterprises, employing more than 900,000 people for a total revenue of € 257 bln.
220 With over 100 years of history, today the Lombard aerospace industry includes around 220 firms.
11% Thanks to the structural characteristics and to the above-the-average profitability, Lombardy can enjoy the most important agri-food system in Italy, with 11% of the national value added generated in Lombardy
15% With 15% of national renewable electricity production, Lombardy is the Italian region with the largest production of electricity from renewable sources.
41,000 Lombardy is at the top of the Italian cultural scene with more than 41,000 enterprises active in the Creative Industry (18% of national total).
695,154 The Lombardy Region has a long tradition in the ICT sector, with more than 695,154 established digitalized companies (around the 18% nationally).
€ 74.5 billion Lombardy is the most developed Italian region in the Life Sciences industry, and one of the most important Life Sciences hub in Europe, with a production value equal to € 74.5 billion
Incentives and funding at national and regional levels for enterprises
The excellence of the Lombard university system fosters highly qualified human capital within an ecosystem rich in technological infrastructures and innovation centers.
We have decided to inaugurate a dedicated training center here in Italy, to demonstrate our commitment to the country. In the last 10 years we have always invested here, always with a long-term and sustainable approachJohan Lundgreen, CEO EasyJet
We choose to invest in Lombardy, and in particular, in the “Cosmetic Valley” in the Cremona Province, in order to exploit its history, know-how and peopleFabrizio Buscaini, CEO
We're extremely proud to enter the Italian market, renowned throughout the world for its unmatched gastronomic culture and meeting Italian shoppers' expectations was the supermarket's greatest challengeMichael Gscheidlinger, Country Manager
Milan is one of the four destinations selected in Europe for our expansion: it is the heart of the Italian economy and it's the ideal place for the creation of one of the "smart data centers" that combine performance and environmental awareness.Olivier Micheli, CEO
We are pleased to position ourselves within the urban center of Milan, a city that, today more than ever, has a great attraction for both the business and tourism markets. This new project ensures a much more effective working environment for our employeesPieter Elbers, CEO
Lombardy has always been a first-mover in Italy; consumer trends and the most exclusive formats start in Milan and then expand to the rest of the Country. For us this is a great source of inspiration and a proposal for new productsStefano Moretti, Director Southern Europe
We are confident we will get help from Lombardy to spread our visibility into the whole business ecosystem, obtaining contacts of local enterprises and also receiving mentorship and growth accelerationGiovanni Desiderio, Account Executive
The brand-new CAE Milan Training Centre is a state-of-the-art facility. Featuring the latest generation of full-flight simulation technology to provide an immersive experience for our customers, CAE Milan is one of the most modern pilot training centres in Europe. Conveniently located near the Milan Malpensa airport, CAE Milan represents a significant investment in pilot trainingSigne Nicolaisen Horning, Director of Operations, Europe
Invest in Lombardy supported EVA Air in office searching, employee hiring and working permit acquiring. The assistance received was important for us to take our first steps in the Italian marketTom Chen, Genaral Manager
Lombardy is a very well economically developed region in Italy with an impressive industrial base, which is very differentiated and highly specialized. Universities such as the Politecnico of Milano, are allowing us to recruit top talent and build the workforce of the futureUmberto Arcangeli, Euromed Managing Director
I think that in Lombardy we can count on highly skilled human capital at all levels, benefiting from its strong enterpreneur culture. Important universitiy and technical schools offer us a wide basin of talentsTiziana Nani, Talent Attraction and Development Manager
The startup ecosystem in Lombardy is a dense and solid network madeup of virtuos collaboration between players. Beign a startup in Lombardy is possible! share spaces, investment and acceleration programs, allow us to build relationships and growYack Di Maio, Co-Founder
Barings as a Real Estate investor manager focused on cities and regions that have strong macro - economic fundamentals and Milan and Lombardy are among thoseValeria Falcone, Managing Director
The Baker Hughes plant in Talamona covers an area of 80,000 square meters, has 9 different production lines and about 250 employees, for a local supply chain in Lombardy that involves more than 30 companies worth about 25 million euros in 2021Teresa Pucci, Talamona Plant Director, IET
Lombardy is the best economy in the country and one of the best economy in Europe, it is a region full of opportunities for company working in technology like oursWalter Ruffinoni, CEO Italy
"Certainly Lombardy as the leading region for innovation and the one in which most is invested in each year, it is the right place to grow its ICT infrastructure"Marco Casaletta, IT Sales Engineering & Business Development
The Invest in Lombardy team was really very helpful, they understood our needs. They were dedicated to finding the correct location for our company and they built connections with many suppliers for us. They were supportive not just before, but also after we established our Italian company. They always kept an eye on us to support our new company during our first adaptation stageAlper Akyuz, CEO
Lombardy is already developing a plan to support and improve local connections, infrastructures and services as well as to support innovations, even with dedicated funds made available at regional, national and European levelsRoberto Di Domenico, Site Manager – Origgio Site
Lombardy with a Life Sciences’ turnover of 75 billion euro can boast all the players, all the turnover, all the patents, all the students, all the excellences to make innovation in an effective and competitive way and to be the most important region in Italy and in Europe in Life Sciences sectorIgor De Biasio, CEO
Invest in Lombardy, like Regione Lombardia, has supported and accompanied Vetropack in the definition of the process for the investment project in LombardySergio Antoci, General Manager
Pirelli headquarters and the main R&D Centers are located in Milan and from here innovation branches out globally, that's why we decided to return part of the production to Lombardy, where Pirelli indeed was founded 150 years ago in MilanMatteo Barbieri, Head of Cycling Division
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