The province of Brescia is widely known as a highly industrialised area, a premise confirmed by 2011 sector statistics which reveal a surplus value figure of 34.8%. Brescia ranks fifth in Lombardy for GDP per capita (€30,308), an increase of 3.6% between 2009 and 2010. It is thus well above the Italian average.
Another important statistic is the ongoing growth in the service sector, which reached a level of 63.1% last year. Looking at infrastructure, eco-power plants and communications networks function particularly well. Banking services are highly reliable and efficient.
Finally, Brescia's excellent road network and strategic position as an intersection for traffic between France and Austria and between Germany/central Europe and Rome make the area very attractive to investors.
The province of Brescia has a long business history. Companies from the area have managed to establish themselves on the most prominent international markets by manufacturing first-class products and have set the standard for SME development, according to leading foreign economic experts.
Brescia has a large amount of space available for production facilities, especially in the south of the province. This area has excellent infrastructure (Brescia-Montichiari airport, high speed rail links under construction) and is strategically positioned for commercial networks.
The province of Brescia is home to two quality universities (Università degli Studi di Brescia and Università Cattolica di Brescia) which have all the main faculties. The area also boasts 28 Vocational Education and Training Centres and a business education institute (ISFOR 2000).
With 969 bank branches and 9 Credit Guarantee Fund Trusts, Brescia has an extensive network of credit services. Companies can turn to technological innovation centres such as CSMT and AQM for technology transfer and Pro Brixia (part of the Brescia Chamber of Commerce) for internationalisation.
Brescia's superb position between lakes and mountains, its rich heritage (the Santa Giulia monastery was recently recognised by UNESCO), its infrastructure and its cuisine make it an ideal tourist location and attractive to investors.