Both local and international companies have chosen to invest in Verona. The industrial sector brings development and employment, cultural and managerial growth.
Verona is a particularly appealing area as it holds the titles of second intermodal and logistics center in Europe, first province in the region of Veneto (and ten in Italy) with companies with more than 250 employees and second province in Veneto for trademark and patents filings. Additionally, the unemployment rate in Verona (4,6%) is significantly lower than regional average (5.6%) and national (10%).
Both the city of Verona and the area around it have a strong international opening. In 2019 Verona was the fifth province in Italy for manufacturing interchange and during the same year export increased by 0.8%, with a total value of over 11 billions, contributing to about the 18% of the export of the Veneto region. On the other hand, thanks to its strategic geographical position for the Italian market, the province of Verona stands fourth for imports in Italy, right after Milan, Rome and Turin.
Thanks to local brands, that are well-known both in Italy and abroad, the local industry has achieved a leading position in many sectors. Over 65 top brands have chosen to invest in Verona.
The Veneto Region has approved three Regional Innovative Networks, promoted by Confindustria Verona:
Rete Innovativa Alimentare Veneto – RIAV
Rete Innovativa Regionale “Veneto Clima ed Energia”
RIVELO, la Rete Innovativa Veneta per la Logistica
The Business Network is a contract by which a model of cooperation between companies is created. Companies, while preserving their independence, aim to achieve shared goals and projects in order to increase, individually and collectively, their innovative capacity and competitiveness in the market. The variety of activities available in Verona Province has facilitated the creation of many associations of this kind in various fields. Info here
The territory’s outstanding logistics is evidenced by the presence of the “Interporto Quadrante Europa”, a one-of-a-kind logistics infrastructure that is acknowledged as the best freight terminal in Europe.
There are also many service companies that carry out logistics activities for the sectors of agriculture, commerce, distribution and industry.
The province of Verona is one of the main tourist destinations nationally and internationally. In 2019, tourism in Verona continued the positive trend with 18 million visitors, with an annual variation of + 1.7%. Verona is the second Veneto province for tourist flows (5.130.428 arrivals, 18.011.840 presences), after Venice (9.979.780 arrivals, 37.951.808 presences).