"Tarragona’s unbeatable location at the nexus of the Cantabrian-Mediterranean corridor and the coast, with its port as a point of entry and departure, makes it an ideal city to establish any kind of business."
An industrial city
Traditionally, Tarragona has been known as a great centre for development in the chemical industry. However, most of our 5,589,975 m2 of industrial land currently houses other types of businesses in the industrial and tertiary sectors.
Right now Tarragona enjoys a large consolidated area: the Riuclar Industrial Park, along with two nearby areas, PP9 and PP38, currently undergoing expansion.
We also have another area fully prepared for new companies, PP13, with 196,590 m2 of space ready for offices or industrial facilities. In total we have more than 1 million square metres of industrial land – also perfectly suited to the tertiary sector – available and equipped for new businesses to move in.
In addition, a major logistics hub is in the works that will provide services to all the shipping companies that come to Tarragona to load or unload.
These industrial parks are complemented by the technology park now being developed in the area of influence of the Sescelades Campus of Rovira i Virgili University.
A commercial city
The potential of Tarragona’s thriving commercial sector is also of great interest. The annual report published by La Caixa named Tarragona Spain’s second top commercial city due both to spending per inhabitant and the effect of tourism in Tarragona’s area of influence. This has led to the appearance of several major and prestigious retail facilities in the area in recent years
A city with excellent connections
All of this also comes with excellent connections by road (the AP7, A7 A27 and N240 motorways), by rail (conventional, high-speed, express and freight) and by air, with Reus airport only ten minutes away and the Barcelona airport only a forty-five-minute drive from the city.
Tarragona’s port also plays a key role, as the second largest port in Catalonia, with a significant influence in the Mediterranean Arc.
A university city
Tarragona also has two leading research centres linked to the URV, and offers a wide range of educational opportunities, both at its university as well as in occupational training centres that guarantee access to qualified personnel to staff companies of all kinds.
"...we have more than 1 million square metres of industrial land – also perfectly suited to the tertiary sector – available and equipped for new businesses to move in. In addition, a major logistics hub is in the works that will provide services to all the shipping companies that come to Tarragona to load or unload"
A city to invest in and to live in
Tarragona is a great city to invest in. It combines all the services and facilities of a major metropolis with the quality of life of an uncrowded medium-sized city, and is located between the sea and its ‘green ring’, a belt of nature that surrounds the city.
Another aspect worth considering is the international influence Tarragona has had and will have in the coming years, highlights of which include hosting the 2017 Mediterranean Games, being named the Capital of Catalan Culture in 2012, and welcoming other cultural events such as the REC International Film Festival to promote new creative artists.
Tarragona is undergoing a new era of growth in its economy, tourism and culture. This brings with it synergies that make our city a great place to invest and a great place to live.
Tarragona, the Mediterranean city of living history
Traces of Tarraco, monumental spaces, gladiator fights in the amphitheatre, gastronomy, truly Mediterranean streets and beaches, and human towers that touch the sky make up the emotional landscape of this Mediterranean city of living history, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.