Milan is the economic capital of Italy, recognized the world over as one of Europe’s most dynamic cities. The powerhouse behind the Lombardy region and northern Italy is home to leading international brands in fashion and design, a growing hub for innovative startups, and a historical center for education and research.
According to PWC, Milan is ranked #1 in financial and business services employment among 30 cities at the heart of the world’s economy and culture. It also ranks #4 in health services. The larger metropolitan area surrounding Milan produces 10% of Italy’s GDP - €144 billion ($160 billion) in 2015 – making it Europe’s 4th largest metropolitan area.