Cremona's business environment is an interesting mix of leading international players and, for the most part, small and micro enterprises in the agriculture and food processing sectors. These segments have remained economically stable in recent years as they are part of the real economy and are thus less exposed to periodic market fluctuations and international crises.
As well as historically more developed industrial sectors, metalworks engineering equipment exports are very common and substantial growth has been recorded in cosmetics.
Finally, the stock of companies currently registered with the Chamber of Commerce is very stable, and statistics on surplus value per economic sphere reveal that Cremonese agriculture is very important to the regional economy: it has the highest percentage of the overall total in Lombardy (4.4%).
Cremona is a growing industrial territory and offers a new industrial area of 1 million of sqm connected with intermodal transport system (by railway, roads and fluvial transport), strategically located in the centre of the river Po valley.
Huge cultural, historical and artistic heritage. Cremona is undoubtedly the world capital of the most worldwide famous violin makers (Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati) with a tradition still alive nowadays in more than 150 local workshops.
The area has a strong agricultural and breeding industry dating back over a thousand years, a very high level of applied technology and a production level among the highest in the world.
Cremona is home to a Public Local Business Development Centre which focuses on cosmetics and engineering.
Important university research centres and private centres in the areas of agriculture, livestock, biomedicine, food processing, biotechnology and engineering.