The Municipality of Cremona is one of the most active on streamlining, with the use of the electronic desk and the implementation of the corporate IT file for the presentation of data and documents including the status of practices directly verifiable on your PC.

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Municipality of Cremona has identified 10 settlement opportunities. Five of them are brownfield areas for over 14,000 square meters of total gross area, three are privately owned - Corso Garibaldi, Corso Matteotti (which has been rented) and Via Ghinaglia and the other two are publicly owned - Radaelli and San Francesco. There are five greenfield areas that cover a total territorial surface of ​​283,400 square meters and concern the four private areas of De Berenzani (Area via Sesto), Picenengo, Via Mantova (which has been sold), Via Riglio and the public one of Via Castelleone.

In addition to safeguarding and securing the buildings of the former hospital in via Radaelli, the municipality aims to carry out marketing and promotion actions.

The Municipality of Cremona is one of the most active on streamlining, with the use of the electronic desk and the implementation of the electronic company file for the submission of data and documents including progress of procedures directly from your  computers.

Regarding tax reliefs, the TARI [waste disposal tax] exemption is provided for all investors who intend to settle in the proposed areas.

In detail, the Municipality implements the following actions:

Semplification commitments

  • Guarantees that the Action Plan presented by the company is adopted by the City Council in less than 90 days from the date the request was registered.
  • Releases, upon a complete request being made, a Planning Permission in less than 60 days from the request.
  • Ensures an online 'front office' service or a dedicated section in the municipality's portal where investors or potential investors can find all useful information.
  • Uses and implements the 'electronic desk'.
  • Simplifies payments by creating a single contact for the payment of all expenses owed to the municipality and other entities.
  • Uses the SUAP [single contact point for productive activity] for proper additions to the Electronic Company File.
  • Guarantees a training course for the SUAP operators.
  • Participates in training programs related to the Electronic Company File.

Economic and fiscal incentives

  • Declaring in advance all the urban planning and construction expenses, making sure not to introduce additional expenses.
  • Providing for an IMU [municipal property tax] tax rate of 7,6‰ in the areas identified.
  • Reducing the primary and secondary land development expenses for the identified areas, as follow: Standard parameter of the Municipality: 127.60 € for trade/managerial Improvement parameter for the identified areas: 73.30 € for tourism accomodating activity
  • Reducing the qualitative standard and any expenses needed to change designation of use by 33% for the old town.

Promotional activities and assistance to investors

  • Provides preliminary consulting services and support to companies in the presentation and implementation of their projects, with the issuance of written opinions if requested in the proposal.
  • Holds regular meetings to solve any problems with the investment process and to provide support regarding methods for payment of local taxes.
  • Enables forms of collaboration with the credit institutions in the region.

Why investing in Cremona?

Several are the sectors of excellence and territorial vocations identified in the Cremona area, with 24,977 companies and 96,008 employees, that enhance the settlement opportunities mapped under the AttrACT program, going from the agri-food and cosmetics supply chains to the metalworking and new ICT technologies sectors, from luthier craftsmanship to bioenergy.

The Cremonese agri-food and agro-industrial chains can claim important excellences in the fields of agriculture, transformation and scientific research: it is in this context that large enterprises of Made in Italy food are joined by prestigious international research centers. Among those, it is worth mentioning the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart with the new research laboratories, the SMEA (High School of Management and Agri-food Economy), the Polytechnic of Milan with the Observatory on Agrifood and the blockchain studies applied to the agri-food chain.

Cremona is the third province in Italy for the dairy exports incidence based on the provincial value added and the sixth for the incidence of baked goods and sweets.

Cremona is home to the Cremonese Polo of digital technologies and the Fabbrica della Bioenergia competence center, which is located at the Cremona Campus of the Milan Polytechnic, one of the best centers in Italy for research on anaerobic digestion for the production of biogas.

The metalworking sector, recognized for its efficiency in terms of production and innovation, includes both leading companies in the production of steel, first example of a mini-mill that entered into operation in Europe for the production of flat rolled products, and micro and small businesses, which are increasingly connected in networks. 26 plants with a total of 3,000 employees, is the sector with the greatest contribution to the growth of exports estimated at 1.3 billion euros in 2014.

Cremona is the fifth Italian Province for aggregate revenues of metallurgical companies and the value of exports of metallurgical products: second area in Lombardy for exports of steel tubes and third for exports of metallurgical products.

Not least the mechanical sector, which accounts more than 1,500 production sites and over 800 million Euros of exports.

The territory includes a center of mechanics specialized in high precision machining and specialization in the copper processing industry.

To recognize and enhance the cosmetic production chain, was founded the Technological Pole of Cosmetics, which is located in the main regional district of the Italian cosmetic industry, with more than 520 industrial sites out of the 1000 present in Italy and more than 18,000 employees out of 35,000 nationwide. 

The Cosmesi district, oversees the entire make-up chain with the prevalence of cosmetic products and primary packaging, up to companies that design and manufacture machinery and plants for the cosmetic sector thus promoting innovation.

Cremona is also home to an important exhibition center, the second largest in Lombardy, where are held, among other initiatives, international zootechnical fairs, which are unique in their kind, and Mondomusica, the no.1 event in the world for high-end musical instruments.

Over the years, the Cremona Fair has started an important process of strengthening going to offer a varied offer of quality initiatives.

The distinctive brand of Cremona, which is recognized worldwide, is undoubtedly the "violin". The tradition of Stradivari's art can be found in the violinmaking sector, with about 150 artisan workshops, the presence of an International violin making school, the presence of specialized laboratories for the study of sound, in collaboration with the University of Pavia and the Polytechnic of Milan, and the only Italian university course of “Sound technology” at the Cremona headquarters of the Polytechnic. We must not forget the Museum of the Violin, a treasure chest where precious Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri del Gesù and the recently manufactured valuable violins are kept, which represent the gateway to a city that in addition to economic liveliness, can offer excellent services in all fields and a high quality of life.

And the Municipality of Cremona continues to promote its territory and illustrate its potential through various initiatives, including the new leaflet "Cremona for businesses", with key numbers and peculiarities of an attractive area for businesses and citizens, promoted as part of the initiatives of the AttrACT project.