Umbria stands out for its central position in Italy, Europe and the Mediterranean. This region is not on the sea, but can easily reach and connect the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas.
The centrality of its logistic and road system – 1.5 hour-drive from Civitavecchia, 1 hour from Ancona, well-linked with Florence and Rome and Emilia Romagna, Tuscany, Lazio and Marches – makes this region a fundamental crossroads for goods and people. The air links to London, Munich, Rome and Barcelona help travel, make business and have contacts in any part of the world.
Umbria is also one of the least populated regions in Italy (886,239 resident inhabitants, its surface being about 2.8% of the national territory). Nevertheless, economic dynamism levels are high and so is its entrepreneurial density. There are about 9.3 companies every 100 inhabitants in the territory (source: UnionCamere); the average is 8.7 in Italy and 9.1 in Central Italy. In Umbria there are 10.3 companies per square kilometre, 5.8 in Italy and 5.4 in the other central regions.
One of the reasons for this is that its production fabric is mainly made of small and medium enterprises, which were able to blend craft tradition which a high level of innovation. The result was the creation of development of unique outstanding companies in key sectors such as textile/clothing (cashmere in particular), food, wine and food industry, precision mechanics, production of components for the aviation sector, automotive.
The proximity of two important industrial centres (steelworks and chemical industry and mechanics) in the area around Terni integrates the entrepreneurial framework of a region which is able to receive a number of multinational companies.
Umbria is a fertile ground for the development of new businesses. Its art and cultural heritage is unrivalled: small historically valuable towns, a unique landscape and food and wine offer, together with high welfare levels, an excellent healthcare system and a perdurable social cohesion and integration ratio (foreigners are 11% of the total population, one of the highest values in Italy).
Public decision mechanisms are quick, institutions are stable and this makes the “Umbria system” a catalyst for business opportunities.
Choosing Umbria means guaranteeing the investment safety.