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.
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.
• Period of economic growth.
• Competitive labour costs on a national and European level.
• Productivity higher than the Spanish average.
• Low workforce rotation, with high-level involvement of companies.
• The Asturias Technology Park and the Gijon Science and Technology Park.
• 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.
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.
Asturias Logistical and Industrial Activity Zone, ZALIA, very close to the Port ofGijon, the main hubs of communication
Available industrial land in business parks located in the main hot-spots of economic activity.
Regarding the land network, Asturias has 5,007 km of roads, of which 300 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.
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 2016).
In summer 2015, Asturias beat its historical record for the number of visitors it received, including both national and foreign tourists
Last updated: 21|12|2015
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