For the third consecutive year, Catalonia has been chosen the best region to invest in southern Europe during the 2020-2021 period, after having analyzed 150 regions and having evaluated connectivity criteria, business climate, economic potential, human capital, style of life and the strategy of attracting foreign investment.

This has been the assessment of the publication fDi Magazine of the Financial Times group, which has placed Catalonia in first place ahead of the Community of Madrid and Lombardy (Italy) in the southern European region.

If we consider the whole of Europe, Catalonia is in 15th position in a list that dominates the region of Paris (France), Dublin (Ireland) and North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). Madrid is in eighteenth position.

Reactions to this news were swift. The Minister for Business and Knowledge of the Generalitat, Àngels Chacón, celebrated the recognition of fDi Magazine, understanding it as a confirmation that “Catalonia is synonymous with trust and future” and a confirmation that Barcelona is consolidating itself with this distinction as a hub of technological investment.

The counselor stresses that it must also be borne in mind that the classification of the publication by the Financial Times group places Catalonia “in a very good position despite an uneasy context with geopolitical conditions such as Brexit and trade wars.”