The Basque Country, Best Medium-Sized European Region in Connectivity (Financial Times 2016), represents one of the largest industrial concentrations in Spain and its quality levels place it at the forefront of Europe.
Based on its experience and tradition, the Basque Country is immersed in the race towards competitiveness in a global and highly industrialised economy, in which it currently boasts 1,660 internationalised companies and over 5,000 companies with the highest quality standards.
This has all been possible thanks to the Basque Country’s fiscal autonomy, its own tax system granting regulatory and administrative powers.
BIGlittle Basque Country expresses the strength and energy of this region with a natural inclination to take on the most complex challenges.
Its natural position in the transit of goods and people between the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe, its accessibility to the north by sea and its status as an obligatory entry point for the great infrastructure hubs along the Atlantic Arc all make the Basque Country a strategic geographical nucleus for intermodality in this part of Europe.
The seaports of Bilbao and Pasajes; Bilbao International Airport, with over 4 million passengers a year; Foronda airport in Vitoria-Gasteiz, one of the most important cargo airports in the State; San Sebastián Airport in Hondarribia; the new high-speed rail network and the most modern and extensive road networks; they all make up the most complete communications infrastructure network on the European Atlantic Arc.