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Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia, Tricolor and innovation city, Italy Food Valley and Motor Valley heart, birthplace of famous Parmigiano Reggiano, becomes Reggio Hub’s protagonist. Characterized by a lively and innovative territorial context, the city stands out for its multiculturalism in an international context whose goal lies in the attraction of young talents and foreign students.

Reggio Emilia is always engaged to improve its territory, most of all its cultural and business features today in Reggio Emilia there are more than 800 companies that exceed five million annual turnovers, in sectors ranging from mechanic to fashion.

Excellent in the field of research and technology, the city is characterized by the presence of infrastructures aimed at supporting companies through advanced and applied research laboratories. There are several opportunities of jobs especially for young people; thanks also to its central position, the movements are simplified and the working and cultural horizons extended.


Reggio Emilia’s economy grows

68 % Employment rate
1,2% GDP

In 2018, foreign companies in Reggio Emilia’s province

1,9% Foreign companies

50K Companies active in 2017
14,5% Entrepreneurship rate of foreign companies
80 Innovative start-up companies
10K 2017: units women enterprises

Food Valley

+ 1 million  Pieces of Parmigiano Reggiano produced every year
+ 4 millions Liters of Lambrusco produced every year

City of Cooperation

500 Cooperatives
55k Employees
8,5 billion € Revenues


+22% UNIMORE registrations

Exporting companies

874 Exporting companies
9,4% Export growth

200  Countries

Value added economic activity - 2018

(Change % compared to the previous year)

+3,8% Agriculture

+0,07% Industry

+ 2,9% Buildings

+0,8%  Services

Most required degrees by Reggio Emilia's companies

50 Economics
80 Engineering
40 Agrarian, Agri-food, Zootechnics


20 minutes Bologna
40 minutes Milan
50 minutes Florence

Industry incidence on added value

32,30% Reggio Emilia
25,30% Emilia Romagna