Key figures

The economic system of the Bologna metropolitan area is distinguished by its excellent production supply chains, a competitive advantage and a recognized investment attraction that is organized into 9 main fields that reflect the territory’s main production industries:

  • Engineering
  • Packaging
  • Chemicals
  • Healthcare
  • Agro-food
  • Logistics
  • Housing
  • Culture and Creativity
  • Fashion

Along with the large global companies present in the territory, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force of the economy.

The strategic vision of the Bologna metropolitan area
Economically active population rate 76,3%
Women's employment rate 68,1%
Employees in manufacturing 36,1%
Employment rate 72,9%
Growth in export (2012-2018) 76,8%
Companies in the creative economy 9.300