Set up your operations in Córdoba and make the most of the competitive advantages of the city and its province.
Both its strategic position and its remarkable historic roots make it a gateway between Europe and Africa as well as the natural link between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Córdoba is home to excellent transport infrastructure allowing swift and convenient access to and from any location in Spain or Europe. Córdoba sits on the main national motorway connections as well as along the most important rail freight networks (Atlantic Axis High-speed Rail Line and Mediterranean Corridor) connecting the South with the rest of Europe.
Agrifood and tourism are both essential pillars of the Cordobese economy. They both generate important levels of wealth and employment. There are nearly one million agrifood companies in the Córdoba province. Some figure amongst the leading food brands of Andalusia.
The University of Córdoba (UCO) is ranked amongst the top 100 worldwide universities in both Veterinary Science and Agronomy, according to the Shanghái Global Ranking of Academic Subjects, 2019. The University of Córdoba (UCO) is also the leading body of ceiA3, the Agrifood Campus of International Excellence,a joint venture with the universities of Almería, Cádiz, Huelva and Jaén.
The Institute for Sustainable Agriculture is a unique research center within the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the field of agricultural research. Its specific focus is the strategic analysis of resources aimed at improving agricultural sustainability. Another centre of interest is The Andalusian Institute of Agricultural and Fisheries Research and Training (IFAPA) in Córdoba, which is integrated in the University Agroalimentary Campus “Alameda del Obisbo”. Its connection and proximity with recognised research institutions in the field of Agrarian Studies (University of Córdoba, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, etc) place it in a privileged position in the development of high-quality research and training activities of strategic importance.
Córdoba is home to Reina Sofia University Hospital, a specialised medical centre and top Healthcare Science teaching and research hub. As well as being an important training and research centre, its activity includes procedures of high complexity, besides being home to Spain’s leading organ transplantation programme.
In addition, Maimónides Biomedical Research Institute of Córdoba (IMIBIC) is one of the 31 accredited health research centres of excellence recognised by the National Institute of Health Carlos III. This multidisciplinary research centre allows scientists of both academic and medical backgrounds to work together with the aim of improving public health and enhancing the social and economic development of the Córdoba province.
The availability of highly-skilled staff along with stable labour costs are both factors that tend to attract business investors. Also, overhead costs are considerably more affordable than in other regions of Spain or Western Europe.
According to the performance indicators used by the Spanish Office for National Statistics (INE) to measure the quality of living of a city (health, education, personal safety and security, the environment, employment), Córdoba is ranked amongst the most prominent on the national level.