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reasons to invest

six reasons to invest in Asturias

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT AND INCENTIVES FOR COMPANIES

The clear support given by the institutions is reflected in the numerous economic development programmes being run in the region, targeting the industrial sector and industrial support services.

As well as direct aid towards productive investment, Asturias has supported programmes in the fields of R&D&i, training and globalisation.

Asturias also has access to European aid programmes destined to regions considered competitive.

EDUCATION, TALENT AND CREATIVITY

Asturias has a highly qualified active population and a deep-rooted industrial history.

The University of Oviedo, with three campuses in the region and the network of Vocational Training Centres, offers companies numerous possibilities regarding collaboration in the design and development of projects. The Entrepreneurial Culture Promotion Programme and the Asturian network of Technology Centres promote the transformation of ideas in companies, driving forward talent, innovation and creativity.

INNOVATIVE ECOSYSTEM

Asturias enjoys an innovative shared culture with a strong connection between the University of Oviedo, Technology Centres and companies,
sources of financing and venture capital.

COMPETITIVE BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT

Period of economic growth.

Competitive labour costs on a national and European level.

Low workforce rotation, with high-level involvement of companies.

Available industrial land in business parks located in the main hot-spots of economic activity.

Asturias Logistical and Industrial Activity Zone, ZALIA, very close to the Port of Gijon, the main hubs of communication.

Asturias Technology Park, Gijon Science and the Aviles Technology Park “Isla de la Innovación”

Competitive rental costs for offices and industrial warehouses. Public advocacy spaces suitable for companies and advanced services.

Broadband access across the entire area.

Asturias is a purely exporting region for electrical energy.

STRATEGICALLY LOCATED FOR BUSINESSES

Less than two hours flight away from the main European economic and
financial centres.

Two Ports, the Port of Gijon and the Port of Aviles, recognised for their excellent geographical location in the centre of the European grid, particularly advantageous for international traffic between the American continent, Northern Europe and Africa.

Regarding the land network, Asturias has 5,007 km of roads, of which 400 are dual carriageways and motorways. It also has two rail networks which cover the main lines of the Asturian geography, connecting the region with the Meseta and the Cantabrian Cornice.

EXTRAORDINARY QUALITY OF LIFE

With its superb climate, its respect towards the environment and its cultural traditions, the high quality of its services and welfare in its cities, Asturias truly is a paradise for living and working.

The region offers countless sea and mountain leisure possibilities, a rich cultural and artistic heritage and an internationally recognised gastronomy (9 Michelin stars 2017).

According to the Quality of Life in Cities 2015 survey carried out by the
European Commission, the capital of Asturias, Oviedo, stands out in Europe as the city most recognized for its cleanliness and public spaces.

In summer 2016, Asturias beat its historical record for the number of visitors.