There is a place, in the heart of Italy, full of settlement opportunities for companies as a natural crossroads of all the main national communication routes and one step away from Europe, also thanks to an airport of international importance.


  • 340 municipalities
  • 4,459 milions of people
  • 8+1 metropolitan areas
  • 157177 mln €

Emilia, this is the place. An area that has always been at the top of all national and international rankings for quality of life and efficiency of the Public Administration and whose provinces are at the top of the rankings for per capita income and income produced.

A territory in which the distribution of the population among the productive sectors reflects the typical situation of an advanced economy: minimum number of employees in agriculture, but with high added value per employee, less than a third of the active population employed in industry, thanks automation, and almost two thirds of employees in the tertiary sector; without forgetting the numerous resources invested in social services for the population. One of the most dynamic and prosperous regions in terms of settlement opportunities for companies, where European standards go well with a land rich in cultural, monumental and food and wine traditions.

A territory with a dynamic, diversified and flexible industrial structure, characterized by a high specialization and integration in production chains, strongly export-oriented which not only allowed very high growth rates, but which also demonstrated a greater capacity to adapt to periods of economic crisis. The Emilian industry includes practically all production chains; in addition to the traditional agricultural product processing sector, there are also the food, automotive, packaging, engineering, textile, ceramic, pharmaceutical sectors. On the territory there are various production districts such as textiles, ceramics, biomedical or automotive.

Emilia, thanks to the efficient system of motorway and railway connections and its geographical position, allows rapid national and international exchanges and is a natural and strategic crossroads between Europe and the Mediterranean. The territory is crossed by the A1 Milan-Naples and A14 Bologna-Taranto motorway arteries which connect North and South Italy and the A13 Bologna-Ferrara-Padua which facilitates relations with the Northeast and the connection with the ports of Venice and Trieste. While the Modena-Brenner (A22) represents the connection with Northern Europe and with the Munich-Hamburg route.

Bologna is also a strategic railway hub that offers numerous rail connections with Europe and the rest of Italy. The Bologna Interport is located in an area of ​​fundamental importance for freight traffic, as it is the intersection between Corridor 3 (Mediterranean), Trans-European Corridor 5 (Helsinky-La Valletta) and Corridor 1 (Baltic-Adriatic ). The high-capacity Mercitalia Fast line connects the Marcianise freight terminal, and therefore Southern Italy, with the Bologna freight port. Finally, the role of air traffic is growing, making the Bologna-Borgo Panigale airport one of the main Italian airports in terms of the number of national and international destinations, for frequent connections with major European hubs and for ever-growing passenger traffic.

This arrangement is basically centered on four main pillars:

  • Strenghtening of the Regional Railway Service
  • An efficient mortorway network
  • Polycentrism of the settlements (both urban and manufacturing – service industry)
  • Strenghtening of Local Ecological Network