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Barcelona in figures
Barcelona is the headquarters of 458.918 companies, 14% of the Spanish total. They are mainly SMEs (99.7%), which are characterized by their greater flexibility and ability to adapt to complex environments.
The rate of entrepreneurial activity (6,7%) is higher than the European (5,8%) and Spanish (5,1%) averages. A total of 6.233 companies were created in Barcelona in 2009 and the city has the highest rate of businesses created per 1000 inhabitants of all large Spanish urban areas.
The rate of business regeneration, measured by comparing the number of business people who have closed their company to that of new entrepreneurs, is more favourable in the province of Barcelona (26%) than in Catalonia (39%), the European Union (49%) and Spain (62%).
Barcelona Activa - Local development agency of Barcelona City Council