Why to invest in Valencia?
1. Valencia is the third-largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona, with around 800.000 inhabitants in the administrative centre. Its urban area has a population of around 1.6 million people.
2. Strategic position.. Only two hours by land connects with 27% of the population of the whole country. And 3 hours and a half by highway from Madrid, by high-speed train in 90 minutes to the centre of the capital of Spain. It is strategically located in the centre of the Mediterranean corridor, and its position on the coast, thanks to its port, is a world reference.
3. Third city in Spain with the highest economic activity. Valencia is characterized by its entrepreneurial and dynamic attitude. The concentration of large companies and SMEs is the result of this combination. Large national and foreign companies have opted for the capital of the Turia to establish themselves: Apple, Ikea, Ford, Hewlett-Packard, Plug and Play, etc. Currently, there are 400 foreign companies and its volume has grown 19% since 2008.
4. Great price competitiveness. Valencia and its metropolitan area offer to the investment the best possible set: low and competitive prices, infrastructures to establish new companies, and connections around the world. Compared with other European cities with the same characteristics, Valencia is the safe bet.
5. Bet on talent. For this reason, the city hosts 2 of the 10 best universities in Spain, the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University. Teaching, development and innovation is an essential part of the Valencian spirit.
6. High level of studies and employability. Around 16,000 university students enroll each year in the different universities of Valencia, which is why the city is a raw diamond for companies that look for qualified and qualified personnel for working life with university qualifications.
7. International. Valencia is consolidated with an increase in exports exceeding 37% growth in recent years. Consolidating itself as a world reference thanks to infrastructures and sea freight port. Being the first Spanish port in freight traffic. The most important in the Mediterranean region, among the 10 most important in the continent and 31st in the world ranking.
8. Business tourism. Valencia not only lives of leisure or pleasure tourism, as reflected by the high numbers of tourists and cruise passengers who visit the city (more than 400,000 cruise passengers in 2018), but also the business tourism. Infrastructures like Feria de Valencia, el Palacio de Congresos, la Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, el Palau de la Música…are some of the examples of complexes and buildings that continuously host events and congresses. In addition, sporting and cultural events such as the Valencia Marathon (consolidated as one of the most important events worldwide).
9. Advanced and technological services. The famous “smartcity”, within a traditional environment technology and advances are raised. Without a doubt the great representation is the university Lanzadera, built in the same Puerto de la America’s Cup 2007. In addition, it has the distinctive «City of Science and Innovation» that catalogs as a leading city thanks to its broad intellectual capital together with the development of scientific and technological activities. All these characteristics are seen in the great bet that Valencia has made for ICT to improve the quality of life of its citizens.
10. Identity. Valencia has an urban space with four different ecosystems. This gives it personality, its own identity and differentiation with the rest. Thus, its geographical diversity enriches it. It has Turia Park, La Albufera, ports, beaches and La Huerta.