While some European countries struggle to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Italy has positioned itself as a top destination. The focus is on manufacturing and innovation.
— By William Bell
Italy is the world's eighth largest economy, but that is not its only business claim to fame. It is also a gateway to the European Singles Market, a major logistics hub, and a leader in research and development (R&D). Italy is often thought of as a tourist destination, so it may be surprising to discover a focus on building a strong manufacturing base over the decades has kept Italy as the second largest manufacturing economy in Europe for 30 years.