For boosting the Economy of the region
Nowadays, both in Portugal and in Europe, Setubal is of great importance since it is one of the main gateways to Europe. Its location, accessibility, and resources led to the modernisation and the economic growth of the city, particularly the industry and service sectors. Several Portuguese and multinational companies have based their headquarters in this region due to its proximity to the sea, the efficient network of transports and communication routes, and the investment appeal in productive and technological sectors. This makes it a region with a highly developing potential for areas such as health care, automotive and aeronautics industry, port area, education and tourism.