The amount comes from the investors that have already confirmed their landing in the Region of Madrid and the 108 that have been managed (21%) by Invest In Madrud, which will also generate nearly 200 jobs. This was highlighted by the Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, during an informative meeting in which he took stock of the main figures of the activity of the office attached to his department.
The investments were the result of more than 300 meetings held by Invest in Madrid with 450 companies contacted by the office headed by Rodrigo de la Mota. The head of the office emphasised the proactive strategy of attracting projects, which has led representatives of the entity to travel especially to Latin American countries to explain the competitive advantages of opening a business in the Region of Madrid. In fact, almost 10% of foreign direct investment comes from the South American cone.
In addition, the USA also stands out as an investor in the Region of Madrid, followed by Europeans such as the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Asian companies from India and Thailand have also confirmed or have already begun to invest in the region.
According to Invest in Madrid, in terms of the sectors that have been established, it is Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that have attracted most of the foreign capital. Up to eight projects in this field have started their activity in the Region of Madrid in 2022, carrying out various activities related to Fintech, software development, engineering, research or digital products, among others.
The establishment of this type of company is particularly significant, as it is an economic activity that attracts and retains highly qualified talent in the region, while helping local companies to boost and expand their businesses by providing them with materials and digital media that help them to optimise their processes and open up new market niches.