Invest in Emilia-Romagna | Facts and figures |


The Emilia-Romagna region comprises 331 municipalities that are grouped into one Metropolitan City (Bologna) and 8 provinces (Ferrara, Forlì-Cesena, Modena, Parma, Piacenza, Ravenna, Reggio Emilia and Rimini). The regional population has reached 4,457,318 residents (1/1/2017).

The economic system is increasingly focused on international markets and features: high rate of entrepreneurship, strong manufacturing sector, high level of innovation, wealth per capita higher than the Italian and European average.

Emilia-Romagna region

  • High rate of entrepreneurship.

Emilia-Romagna has one of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in Italy, with a firm for every 10.8 inhabitants in 2016.

the highest rates of entrepreneurship in Italy

The economic system comprises 407 thousand companies, of which about 45,000 are in the manufacturing sector.

The share of industrial employment in Emilia-Romagna is higher than the national and European averages.

share of industrial employment

  • Wealth per capita is higher than the Italian and EU28 averages

Regional Gross Domestic Product per capita was 33,597 euro per inhabitant in 2015, being about 16% higher than the EU28 average.



In 2014, the net wealth of households in the region amounted to 196 thousand euro per capita, which was about 26% higher than the Italian average.

net wealth of households

  • High level of internationalization

Regional economic growth is increasingly driven by exports. Exported goods and services were worth a total of about € 55.9 billion in 2017, representing 13.4% of Italian exports.

High level of internationalization

  • Second largest financial center in Italy

Emilia-Romagna is an important financial centre, second only to Lombardy, both for level of bank deposits (about 128 billion, including government bonds, in 2017), and for bank loans to enterprises and households (147 billion).

Second largest financial center in Italy



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