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Welcome to asturias

Millenary land with rich and varied nature, a far-reaching industrial tradition and known for its noble, hardworking, cheerful and welcoming inhabitants.

Strategic position

  • Located less than a two-hour flight away from Europe’s main economic and financial centres.
  • The Gijon Port and the Aviles Port, favourable given their excellent geographical location in the heart of the European front, are particularly advantageous for international traffic between America, Northern Europe and Africa.
  • There is available industrial land, as well as business sites, located in the region’s main economic hubs.
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Innovative surroundings

Asturias Digital Innovation Hub - AsDIH Its aim is to facilitate the digital transformation of the regional industry and offer a place to experiment with the adoption of i4.0 solutions.
Asturias Paradise Hub 4 Circularity - AsPH4C Circular economy initiative that promotes the use of industrial by-products and waste and USW as raw materials to obtain value-added products.
Asturias Mobility Innovation Hub - AsMIH Collaborative ecosystem based around mobility, linked to new solutions to green, connected and autonomous vehicles.
Asturias Reference Site Highest recognition from the European Commission as a reference site in the field of active and healthy ageing.

Competitive economy

The industrial sector plays a major role in the Asturian economy, with the presence of multinationals from the metal, agrifood, chemical and technological services sectors. Asturias is the 5th highest region in foreign investment in Spain.

The Asturian link to industry has led to the generation of interesting collaboration initiatives between companies in the region’s Cluster Network, 3 acknowledged as excellent by the Ministry of Industry: Agrifood Sector Cluster - ASINCAR, Steel Hub and MetaIndustry4.

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Unique infrastructures

Talent

The University of Oviedo is ranked among the best in the world, according to the prestigious Shanghai Ranking World Top 500 Universities.

Asturias sits in 3rd position nationally in talent retention, with the 4th highest rate of availability of engineers and researchers in Spain (Talent Map Spain, 2019. COTEC).

Asturias 3rd position talent retention

Quality of life

Natural Paradise par excellence, a third of Asturias’ territory has been declared Protected Natural Space. Spectacular beaches, Natural Parks and protected landscapes are the perfect complement to the industrial setting. It also has internationally acclaimed gastronomy (9 Michelin stars), with cities whose cleanliness and public spaces have been highlighted by the European Commission, as well as a technologically cutting-edge public and private healthcare system.

Aids

IDEPA, main economic promotion instrument in the region and acknowledged in 2018 as the best Regional Development in Europe, it has over 30 years’ experience in advising companies in how to develop their business.

30 year experience