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Why invest in Lombardy

A dynamic and productive region

Lombardy is an economic success story. It contributes 22% of the National value added (first in Italy and 2ND EU Region for GDP). It has more than 800,000 active companies and 4,2 MLN of employees.

>34% vs EU avarage,
in EU (€ 35.000 GDP per capita)
in EU for exhibition space in m2,
16 permanent exhibition centre,
600,000 m2

An innovative region

Lombardy leads the way in development: 75,000 R&D; workers in Lombardy, more than 3,200 innovative startups (27%), 12 CNR (National Research Council) Institutes and 1300 Research and technology transfer centers.

1300 Research and Technology Transfer Centers
12 CNR Institutes
9 science and technology clusters
Italian patents recognised by the EU are registered in Lombardy

An international hub

Lombardy is an international hub and is one of the top regions in Europe for hard and soft infrastructure. It also has a modern transport system (inc. 3 international airports).

4 main airports
Import: € 150 bilion
Export: € 136 bilion

Leading the way in education

Lombardy stands out for the quality of its human capital and education system at all levels. 1st region for the number of graduates in 2020 (almost 67K) 19.3% of the national total.

Politecnico di Milano
13th in the world for engineering & technology
10th in the world for architecture

Università commerciale Luigi Bocconi
10th in the world for social sciences & management
6th in the world for business and management

An attractive region

Lombardy is the most attractive region in Italy with €11 bln in Foreign Direct Investments attracted from 2012 until today

1,155,400 number of foreign nationals

14 million of foreign tourists every year

6,300 multinational companies

region in Italy for both the quantity and value
of its international trade

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