09 July 2014
Piacenza
Piacenza in figures
09 July 2014
• IN THE CENTRE OF THE RICHEST INDUSTRIAL BASIN IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

• AT THE CROSSROAD OF THE MAIN EUROPEAN CORRIDORS

• STRATEGIC LOGISTIC HUB IN SOUTHERN EUROPE

• THE FIRST AIRPORT SYSTEM IN SOUTHERN EUROPE: 50 million passengers / year

• PIACENZA, CREATIVE CITY: 19th province over 103 in the ranking of the Italian Index of creativity

• PIACENZA, SMART CITY: 24th over 106 cities in the ranking of ICity Rate 2015

• QUALITY OF LIFE: 23th over 110 provinces in the ranking by Italia Oggi 2015

• 102,000 inhabitants (290,000 along with Province) in a region with more than 4.4 million of inhabitants

• 18th Italian GDP

• HIGH ENTREPRENEURIAL DENSITY: 11 businesses per 100 inhabitants

• AN ATTRACTIVE POLE OF ITALIAN AND FOREIGN COMPANIES

• 13,% EXPENDITURE FOR R&D (quoted on turnover of companies developing R&D)

• AT THE TOP IN ITALY FOR HIGH TECH EXPORT (47% of total export, 47% towards European markets)

• Piacenza coordinates THE FIRST TECHNOLOGY CLUSTER IN ITALY for the manufacturing sector, "SMART MANUFACTURING", whose members are 8 REGIONS AND 274 PARTNERS (companies, Universities, R&D centres)

• QUALITY LABOUR, INDUSTRIAL TRADITION, LONG LIFE LEARNING

• 3 UNIVERSITIES and 2 CORPORATE UNIVERSITIES

• Schools 2.0: Quality, international openness and technological skills

• UNIQUE IN EUROPE WITH 3 PDO cured meats

• … PIACENZA, LAND OF TRADITIONS, FLAVOURS AND KNOWLEDGE


Source
Italia Oggi 2015

ISTAT 2013
ICity Rate 2014
L’Italia nell’era creativa, Tinagli I. e Florida R., 2005
Demo Istat 2014
Infocamere 2014
Unioncamere 2014
ITL – Piacenza Territorio Snodo 2011