Mutual attraction between Valencian Community and international companies

Mutual attraction between Valencian Community and international companies

ELCHE VISIT: Region needs ‘strong and powerful’ companies, Ximo Puig said. Photo credit:

GENERALITAT president Ximo Puig recently highlighted the region’s capacity for attracting investors from outside Spain.

The Valencian Community has created perfect conditions for commanding attention from companies that are a driving force in the productive sector, Puig said on March 3.

He was speaking during a visit to Elche where he visited the new offices that the French multinational, Eiffage Structures, a major presence in the construction and concessions sector, recently opened in the city.

Eiffage had been active in Spain for decades but became a major presence in Alicante province on taking over the Los Serranos group in 2013.  The company currently provides more than 380 direct jobs in the Valencian Community.

Accompanied by Eiffage’s director general, Eduardo Fernandez, Elche mayor Carlos Gonzalez and Carolina Pascual  – head of the Generalitat’s Innovation department – Puig declared that the Valencian Community needed “strong and powerful” companies like Eiffage.

He also called for measures that would help to boost competitivity and increase the volume of the region’s business sector.

Lamenting the “authoritarian and imperialist vision” motivating Putin’s government, the regional president emphasised that the Generalitat would continue to support the local companies which have been affected by Russia’s war against Ukraine.

“As it was during the pandemic, Europe is the answer, because it is now against brutality,” Puig said, insisting on the importance of common European policies that would guarantee “maximum sovereignty” regarding energy.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at