Investing in South Tyrol: how public administration helps the business
Simple rules, quick answers. Bozen-Bolzano's main strength lies in the efficiency of its public administration, as anyone can experience when arriving, as certified by the many enthusiastic reviews of entrepreneurs themselves. Numbers do the talking - looking at those collected by the European Quality of Government Index, South Tyrol is at the top of the chart (+1.005, compared to all other Italian regions which show a minus sign at -0.930). This is the actual result of an easy and quick administration system, that contributes to the success of any business.
The administration system is truly serving its purpose, it is user friendly, all incentives are easily accessible and quickly distributed, with no waste of time. In addition to those accessible via competition notices, many are in fact administered directly by specific offices put in place to provide direct liaison, with a member of staff ready to assist and answer any inquiry starting from the initial stages of each project presented. If the inquiry meets the required criterias, it is also possible to request 50% of the total sum in advance.
The bureaucratic aspect actually puts South Tyrol much closer to Europe than Italy. This is one of the very first things noticed by business people moving to the region - a level of efficiency which is definitely closer to that of the best European countries. This is also the reason why public administration is no longer seen as an “enemy” to doing business, but as a precious ally instead. Together with, and not against, whoever decides to do business in South Tyrol.