1. Third largest city in Spain
After Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is the third largest city and most populated metropolitan area in Spain. The whole region has a population of over 1.5m inhabitants, with around 850,000 living in Valencia city itself.
2. Ideal Climate
Valencia has a typical Mediterranean climate, with an average annual temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and 300 days of sun per year. That’s not to mention the 19.5km of beach, making Valencia a great city to live and invest in.
3. Strategic position
The Port of Valencia on the Mediterranean is the second busiest port in Spain and the fifth busiest in all of Europe. In a maximum of 2 hours over land, from Valencia you can access almost 30% of the Spanish population, including using the AVE (high speed train) that gets you to the centre of Madrid in under 2 hours. There is an international airport with regular flights to all major European destinations.
4. Competitive pricing
Businesses looking for affordable offices, housing and transport will find very competitive options in Valencia. Compared to similar services in other European cities, the prices in Valencia can be attractive to investors.
5. Talented Professionals
Valencia has two of the top ten Spanish universities: the University of Valencia (UV) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). This makes it a city of great importance in teaching, innovation and technological development. Around 17,000 university students get their qualifications in Valencia every year.
6. International Reach
There has been a significant increase Valencia's foreign trade over recent years and it now has a larger volume of exports than Sevilla, Zaragoza and Malaga.
7. Business Tourism
Valencia is the fifth Spanish city and the third European non-capital city with the highest number of international business events. It has major installations that are important landmarks in the city, such as the City of Arts and Sciences, Palau de la Música, Conference Palace and Feria Valencia.
Valencia has a real feeling of identity. It’s mixture of environments within a small radius is astounding, including El Carmen, the Turia Park, La Albufera, The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia Port, La Huerta and of course the beaches. It is a smart, accessible and dynamic city.