Why

Sabadell

The best place to invest and to live

Sabadell is a driving force for change and on the up

It is home to major knowledge hubs such as its universities (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Parc Taulí University Hospital where biomedical research is conducted, and Ramon Llull University’s ESDi School of Design). It is also close to best-in-class research centres which attract strategic talent including the EURECAT Technology Centre of Catalonia.

New investment planned for 2021

49.36 HECTARES
of net land available for new activities

New investment planned for 2021

49.36 HECTARES
of net land available for new activities

Portal Sud area
5.5 million
Remodelling economic activity sectors
3.3 million
Portal Sud area
5.5 million
Remodelling economic activity sectors
3.3 million

A place to

live

The best place to invest and to live

25 km from Barcelona

216,799 inhabitants (as of 1 April)

370,000 m2 in sports facilities 

Strategic airport 

240 km of bike lanes

Surrounded by 1,676 hectares of nature

30 minutes by train from Barcelona – Plaça Catalunya

A fabulous place to live

A city connected to the metropolitan region where everything is close at hand. Home to leading cultural venues such as the Farándula and Principal theatres and the Ca l’Estruch artistic creation centre, and organisations including the Friends of the Opera and the Vallès Symphony Orchestra. Where people go out into the streets to enjoy life and culture. Where strolling is a pleasure, with parks scattered throughout the city and unique retail where you can find just about anything.

Sabadell is a wonderful place to work

In the Catalan Manchester of the 19th and 20th centuries, micro and small businesses now take centre stage with over 5,000 workplaces. Plus it has huge growth potential anchored in its diverse economic activity sectors, strategically located and with excellent transport links including connections to the main motorways such as the C-58, the AP-7, the B-30 and the C-16.

Sabadell is a driving force for change and on the up

It is home to major knowledge hubs such as its universities (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Parc Taulí University Hospital where biomedical research is conducted, and Ramon Llull University’s ESDi School of Design). It is also close to best-in-class research centres which attract strategic talent including the EURECAT Technology Centre of Catalonia.

Sabadell is an increasingly competitive and balanced city

That’s because it has its own personality and has invested in sustainable economic development. Featuring large parks and new bike lanes and more in touch with nature due to easy access to the Rodal local countryside and the Ripoll River, a green lung just a minute from the centre.

The capital of el Vallès

After decades of industrial and financial expansion (textiles, metalworking, Bank Sabadell), the city retains its vibrancy with lots of entrepreneurial initiative and capacity, now geared towards services and added-knowledge industry.

Local quality

Sabadell’s shops, restaurants and markets attract visitors from across the county and the surrounding area. Local traders and local produce deliver an outstanding and professional range. Plus Sabadell also boasts some of the top brands in the market.

Sustainable development

Sabadell is an increasingly green city, fully committed to sustainable mobility and looking after the 1,676 hectares of green space around it. So it fosters sustainable mobility and is planning to upgrade the exceptional River Ripoll area where industry and nature come together just a minute from the city centre. It is one of the expansion zones of the future.

Over 200 sports organisations and some 200 cultural centres

In Sabadell over 70,000 people do some kind of sport; an impressive figure and well above the national average. Sabadell Swimming Club has one of the largest memberships in Catalonia. The same vibrancy is evident in cultural organisations, which make Sabadell into a touchstone for music and the performing arts.

Passion for teaching

Sabadell is a university city which delivers world-class expertise to train tomorrow’s professionals. It is home to four university facilities, the headquarters of the Biomedical Research Centre of Catalonia and has the EURECAT Technology Centre of Catalonia nearby. Over 1,700 students are enrolled in the faculties of Medicine, Economics and Business, Engineering and the School of Design.