The province of Monza and Brianza is a driving force for the development and growth of the Italian economy. With more than 90,000 firms, 64,000 active concerns in 2011 and an increase of 1.1% in one year, the flourishing economy of Monza and Brianza is proof of the vitality of its business environment and the appeal it holds for foreign investors.
Industry is crucial to the local economy. This is highlighted by the high number of registered businesses in the sector (22,818), 9,979 of which specialise in manufacturing. Although industry is what 35.5% of the total number of companies in the province specialise in, even more opportunities for investment are to be had in the traditionally strong craft sector.
A total of 23,203 registered firms in this sector equates to 36.1% of all enterprises operating in the area. In June 2011, craft sector growth was up 0.6% from the previous year.
Pro-business culture is one of the main assets of the area. Monza and Brianza is known for its creative and innovative entrepreneurs, a business-friendly environment for investors and the economic advantage of "made in Italy" products.
Monza and Brianza scores very highly in the Trade Openness Index. Its rating of 120% is higher than Lombardy (62%) and the whole of Italy (43%), proof that the province can contribute to the economic growth and prosperity.
Brianza lies between Milano (excellent transport links exist between the two) and the towns at the foot of the Alps. It makes an excellent base for exploring the lake region, the jewel in Lombardy's crown. Monza and Brianza has been selected by the Lombardy regional government as an area for broadband system implementation.
In Monza and Brianza, the bank loans to deposits ratio increased from 143.5% in 2009 to 178.7% in 2010. At the end of 2010, there were 485 bank branches. Businesses are very well supported by a total of 3,122 organisations specialising in scientific research and techniques.
Monza and Brianza also boasts a skilled and dedicated workforce in each of the engineering, electrical equipment, biomedical equipment, furniture, woodwork and high-tech sectors. This is a real asset to businesses and a major factor in the economic success of the region.