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Incentives & Insights


    Invest in Lombardy periodically creates some sectoral PoV (Point of View) on the main fields of business of our Region. They are short and effective tools providing useful insights on business and investment opportunities in Milan and Lombardy.

    Discover why and how to successfully invest in Lombardy




    Invest in Lombardy periodically selects the national and regional incentives available for companies and individual, here is latest report



    Invest in Lombardy prepared brief reports on the different manufacturing sectors in Lombardy, including specializations, skills and investment opportunities. See the following fact-sheets on the specific activities.

    Lombardy advanced manufacturing

    Lombardy aerospace

    Lombardy agrifood industry

    Lombardy chemical industry

    Lombardy green industry

    Lombardy health industry

    Lombardy mechatronics & robotics

    Lombardy mobility industry


    Milan is exploding on the International stage and is listed in the top 10 cities in Western Europe for investment. Milan and its region, Lombardy, are a light in the Italian economy thriving with growing businesses in diverse industries. The strength of Milan area is attributed to the unique dynamic, which has developed from four principal drivers.

    Discover why invest in Milan


  • Lombardy Real Estate Opportunities Portfolio


    The Lombardy Real Estate Opportunities Portfolio presents several investment opportunities in the real estate sector within the Lombardy Region.

    Italian Real Estate Portfolio

  • Lombardy Real Estate Market Analysis 2015

    This report made by Invest in Lombardy in collaboration with World Capital, shows a general overview of Lombardy and a presentation for each province, focusing on their Office, Retail, Logistic, Residential and Hotel sectors with the aim of giving a complete view of connections and aspects of the situation in Lombardy for future investors.

    Lombardy Real Estate Market Analysis 2015

  • Lombardy Energy Cleantech Sector

    The Lombardy Energy Cleantech Cluster (LE2C) is today one of the most prominent clusters in the south-Europe. A strong network built upon the multiple helix model, made by enterprises, public and financial Institutions, industrial associations, Universities and research centers.


  • Invest in Lombardy Days White Book


    This White Paper has a double proposition: first of all collecting systematically the different opinions, points of view and ideas emerged during the Invest in Lombardy Days 2015, and produce a concrete output easy and pleasant to read. Secondly, it is to offer an overview as complete as possible about the possible and future projects and proposals to keep Lombardy one of the most attractive region in Europe.

    “We are a region that support investments. We want to support this vocation of the Lombardy region in various ways, with resources that we as a Region provide directly, and through the collaboration with the Chambers of Commerce, Unioncamere Lombardia and Promos” R. Maroni President Lombardy Region (Invest in Lombardy Days 2015).

    White Paper 2015

  • Annual report 2016

    The Annual Report is a comprehensive report, released annually during the Invest in Lombardy Days, on Invest in Lombardy’s activities and results over the past year.

    The report presents an update on worldwide FDI topics and sheds light on the international Greenfield and Brownfield investment flows towards Lombardy as well as provides a benchmark with the other European capitals.

    The aim of this report is to provide a valuable tool to point out the existing strengths of Lombardy region as an attractive pole for cross-borders investment flows.

    Invest in Lombardy Annual Report 2016

  • European cities and regions of the future 2014/2015

    Lombardy has been awarded as the best Southern European Regions

    On February 17th, FDI Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Ltd, published the “FDI European Cities &Regions of the future” report.

    The report takes into account 468 locations, both cities and regions, which have been assessed on a 2 year basis and ranked according to 6 different criteria: Economic Potential, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Cost Effectiveness, Infrastructure, Business Friendliness, FDI Strategy.

    FDI RankingsAccording to the outcome of the report,Lombardy ranked first amongst the Southern European Regions for number of foreign direct investments. A significant results and a very marked improvement, especially considering the previous edition of the study “FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13” where Lombardy barely made it into the Top Ten – Southern European Regions: Overall.

    Lombardy ranked also among the Southern European Regions for the FDI Strategy, the Business Friendliness and the Large European Regions for the Economic Potential, which along with Baden-Württemberg (Germany), South East UK (UK) and Ile de France (France) represents one of the “Four Motors of Europe.

    Lombardy ‘s strong showing in the 2014 – 2015 rankings reflects the investment the region has made in attracting and facilitating FDI and thanks also to Invest in Lombardy, project promoted by Unioncamere Lombardia, the Lombardy Chambers of Commerce network andPromos - the Special Agency of the Milan Chamber of Commerce - with the support of Regione Lombardia.

    Invest in Lombardy provide assistance for international companies planning to set-up or expand business in Lombardy offering a dedicated and professional service at any stage of their project.

    Within Lombardy, the city of Milan also ranked among the Top 10 Major European Cities for the Economic Potential.

    On March 12th 2014 Lombardy Region will pick up the awards at a ceremony to be held in Cannes to celebrate the success of the European cities and regions.

    Full list of Lombardy’s awards:FDI Rankings

    Winner – Southern European Regions: Overall
    Top 10 – Southern European Regions: FDI Strategy (2° Rank)
    Top 5 – Large European Regions: FDI Strategy (3° Rank)
    Top 10 – Large European Regions: Overall (5° Rank)
    Top 10 – Major European Cities: Economic Potential (8° Rank)
    Top 10 – Large European Regions: Economic Potential (8° Rank)
    Top 10 – Large European Regions: Business Friendliness (9° Rank)
    Top 25 – European Regions Overall (15° Rank)

    Download the full results and rankings

  • FDI report


    The FDI Report, coordinated by Promos through its Invest in Lombardy service and by the Milan Chamber of Commerce (Ufficio Studi), with scientific consultancy provided by Politecnico di Milano, quarterly highlights the major FDI trends in Italy, with an in-depth analysis of the Lombardy region.

    The report presents an updated on worldwide FDI topics and discloses the international Greenfield and Brownfield investment flows toward Italy (Lombardy), with a particular attention to BRIC countries capital placing. The aim of this research is to provide a valuable tool to point out the existing strengths of Lombardy region, as pole of attractiveness for cross border investment flows.

    Each report is posted on this website as well as on the website of Invest in Milan. Promos strives to produce high-quality researches crucial for advancing the body of knowledge on FDI and to serve as a foundation for Invest in Lombardy activities and its overarching mission.

    Annual Report - Edition 2014 (Italian version

    FDI Monitor - Key Trends in Italy 2013 (September 2014)

    FDI Monitor - Greenfield and Brownfield Investment in Italy (December 2013)

    FDI Monitor - OFDI Country Profiles 2012: where the FDI demand is coming from (July 2013)

    FDI Monitor - Key Trends in Italy 2012 (May 201

    FDI Observatory (October 2012)

    FDI Observatory (July 2012)

    FDI Observatory (2011)

  • Real estate report


    Invest in Lombardy in collaboration with World Capital Group, real estate advisor and consulting firm specializing in national and international services,publishes the first report dedicated to the real estate market of the Lombardy region. A non-residential real estate market analysis conducted by World Capital’s research department, on Lombardy region and its 12 provinces.

    The study shows that on one hand, lease rate of logistic and industrial real estates are lower than regions of same logistic importance such as Zurich, Moscow, London, Frankfurt and Barcelona. On the other hand in shopping high-streets of Milan, the rent prices are a lot more convenient than cities like Hong Kong, New York, London, Paris and Zurich.

    Click here to download the report

  • Infographics


    Brownfield Investments in Italy

    Infographic Brownfield Investments in Italy

    FDI Projects in Western Europe

    Infographic FDI Projects in Western Europe

  • Invest in Lombardy events: presentations

    Invest in Lombardy periodically organizes events and meetings, here are latest speakers presentations

    1 aprile 2019 evento "Il nuovo Brasile, riforme e opportunità"

    • Presentazione dei principali aspetti economici e giuridici del Brasile - Giacomo Guarnera - Founder Studio Legale Guarnera
    • Internazionalizzazione e supporto alle imprese in Brasile - Michele Cittadini - Sviluppo internazionalizzazione Imprese - Intesa Sanpaolo
    • Presentazione dello Stato del Minas Gerais e presenza delle aziende italiane in Brasile (settore agricolo e settore automotive) - Valentino Rizzioli - Presidente della Camera di Commercio Italo-Brasiliana del Minas Gerais e Presidente del GEI - Gruppo Esponenti Italiani in Brasile
    • Presentazione dei settori industriali e delle relative necessità tecnologiche e di partnership nello Stato del Minas Gerais - Fabio Sacioto - Responsabile Area Internazionale della Federazione degli Industriali del Minas Gerais
    • Opportunità di investimento nel settore delle energie rinnovabili in Brasile - Marco Contardi - Rappresentante in Europa della FGV - Fondazione Getulio Vargas
    • Testimonianze aziende italiane presenti in Brasile - Massimo Mirizzi - Direttore Generale della Multilogistics Spa e partner della Action Agenciamentos e Cargas

    From 12th to 15th March, Regione Lombardia participated at MIPIM 2019 in Cannes with AttrACT and 10 unique investment opportunities

    • Thanks to the Attract program, Regione Lombardia, together with Unioncamere Lombardia, has selected, through a public competition, ten real estate development projects in nine of the region’s municipalities, which represent the area’s beauty and variety.
      These ten projects range from the redevelopment of urban areas to the renovation of historic buildings and the regeneration of railway stations and ports.

    10 luglio 2018 evento "PMI e internazionalizzazione - Oltre i luoghi comuni"

    • L’internazionalizzazione delle PMI oggi: nuove leve di sviluppo tra digitalizzazione e apertura al capitale estero - Paola Guida - Responsabile attività promozionali, ICE Milano
    • Come finanziare e monitorare le attività all’estero - Adelio Bollini - Partner, Argento Bollini Ravera & Partners
    • Supportare le strategie ed i processi d’internazionalizzazione del mondo corporate, il modello UniCredit - Alessandro Paoli - Head of UniCredit International Center Italy
    • Temporary Management, risorsa strategica per muoversi all’estero - Maurizio Quarta - Managing Partner, Temporary Management & Capital Advisors
    • Crescere attraverso il programma ELITE - Marta Testi - Head of ELITE Italy & Europe, Borsa Italiana


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