The United States leads tech investments
The number one sector for North American companies operating in Catalonia is ICT, followed by chemicals and the food industry. It is noteworthy that 28% of foreign tech investment in Catalonia comes from US companies, ahead of Germany, France, Japan and the UK.
A growing ICT industry on all fronts
As one of Europe’s leading ICT hubs, Catalonia offers everything the modern ICT firm could possibly need and it is a pole of attraction for foreign tech investment. Barcelona is considered the 4th tech city in the world, the 4th most prepared city for the technological future, and the 5th European city in tech investment attraction. The number of ICT companies has grown 31% since 2013, with Catalonia being home to 22.2% of all ICT companies in Spain.
Preferred destination for digital hubs
The ICT sector in Catalonia is undergoing rapid growth and seeing global multinationals such as Amazon, Google, HP, Cisco, Microsoft or Oracle locating their latest technological hubs in the area. From 2012 to 2030 Barcelona is the Mobile World Capital. This means that not only the international flagship mobile event is held yearly here, the GSMA Mobile World Congress, but also a whole range of activities and programs all year around are creating a dynamic professional ecosystem for the mobile and its satellite industries.