The province of Lodi (on the southern outskirts of Milano) is a hub of specialist and profitable economic activity. The service sector produces the 60% of the value-added, backed by strong retail networks, a solid banking system, a highly developed ITC sector and excellent logistics. The area is also easily accessible, situated at the heart of important transport route interchanges. Industry is dominated by a strongly export-oriented manufacturing sector in which particular emphasis is placed on computer products, chemicals and engineering equipment. A great number of multinational enterprises have recently opted to start up business operations in the area.
Due to cutting-edge robotic systems 4 million tons of milk are produced annually by the farms. With this result, Lodi is one of the leaders in the production of milk in Lombardy.
Lodi's location is very advantageous because of its close proximity to Milano (there are excellent transport links between the two) and because it is an integral part of important road and communications networks.
The area's economic fabric provides plenty of opportunities for investment. Potential investors will find innovative enterprises in all market segments and will be able to rely on the support of local business communities that constantly look to network and strike up partnerships.
Business clusters, such as the Parco Tecnologico Padano and important research centres, are crucial in supporting innovation in Lodi, not forgetting the sterling work of highly qualified human resources.
The area's competitive, dynamic and strongly export-oriented market has paved the way for the development of existing businesses and the foundation of new ones.
The quality of Lodi's craft sector has a long and distinguished history (the production of ceramics dates back to 1400, for example) and is one of the province's defining characteristics. Lodi’s mix of small and large business creates a unique system capable of generating economies of scale and business networks.