Monza Brianza

Between Milan and Lake Como

Why invest in the area of Monza Brianza?

The province of Monza and Brianza is a driving force for the development and growth of the Italian economy. With more than 90,000 firms, 64,000 active concerns in 2011 and an increase of 1.1% in one year, the flourishing economy of Monza and Brianza is proof of the vitality of its business environment and the appeal it holds for foreign investors.

Industry is crucial to the local economy. This is highlighted by the high number of registered businesses in the sector (22,818), 9,979 of which specialise in manufacturing. Although industry is what 35.5% of the total number of companies in the province specialise in, even more opportunities for investment are to be had in the traditionally strong craft sector.

A total of 23,203 registered firms in this sector equates to 36.1% of all enterprises operating in the area. In June 2011, craft sector growth was up 0.6% from the previous year.

Key facts

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Industry is crucial to the local economy. This is highlighted by the high number of registered businesses in the sector (22,818), 9,979 of which specialise in manufacturing.

Wood and furniture design, engineering and the high-tech sector, which includes some of the world’sleading firms.

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With more than 90,000 firms, 64,000 active concerns in 2011 and anincrease of 1.1% in one year, the flourishing economy of Monza and Brianza is proof of the vitality of its business environment and the appeal it holds for foreign investors.

Plus features

Although industry is what 35.5% of the total number of companies in the province specialise in, even more opportunities for investment are to be had in the traditionally strong craft sector. A total of 23,203 registered firms in this sector equates to 36.1% of all enterprises operating in the area.

Bank

At the end of 2010, there were 485 bank branches. Businesses are very well supported by a total of 3,122 organisations specialising in scientific research and techniques.

Tech

Monza and Brianza has been selected by the Lombardy regional government as an area for broadband system implementation.

Airport

The 3 main northern Italian airports (Malpensa, Linate and Orio al Serio) are all within 90 km (Orio within 40 km and Linate within 55 km).

Position

Brianza lies between Milano (excellent transport links exist between the two) and the towns at the foot of the Alps. It makes an excellent base for exploring the lake region, the jewel in Lombardy’s crown.

Key sectors

Furniture and Design

Monza and Brianza is renowned for its furniture manufacturing district, the first of its kind in Italy. More than 1700 leading firms are based there, a large number of them famous worldwide brands whose level of creativity and quality allows them to continue making innovative products with an unmistakeable design. Brianza-based firms also work with multi-disciplinary design studios in Milano.

Engineering

Monza and Brianza has a strong engineering tradition, especially in the precision mechanics sector. This tradition supports local firms as the best engineering know-how, highly skilled workers and innovative equipment helps them stay competitive. Qualified technicians are also able to use high precision machinery and advanced software in the various stages of different production cycles.

ICT

The ICT sector is one of the most dynamic industries in the world and has always been one of the most attractive and innovation-oriented in Brianza. This is down to the high number of research centres and firms which develop and commercialise competitive technology. In addition, the various districts (from electronics to renewable energy), high-tech clusters and university spin-offs have the knowledge and tools to open up new phases of development.

Chemicals

The chemical sector in Monza and Brianza is cutting-edge and includes industries such as rubber and plastics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Another plus point is the varied nature of production: the province features a well-balanced mix of multinationals, medium-large and small local companies.

Real Estate

The appeal of Monza and Brianza is highlighted by a prosperous property market and excellent job opportunities. The value of real estate is high in residential areas (thanks to the range of services and concentration of parks/gardens) and in industrial areas as well. The demand for residential rental properties (and rental returns) is expected to remain high for the foreseeable future.

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