More than 80.000 enterprises on the territory, 40 billion € turnover, an export volume of nearly 18 billion €: among all districts of Veneto, Vicenza has excellent standards, thanks to the strength of its well-structured production and commercial fabric. Craft, industry, trade and agri-culture are characterised by many small and medium-sized industry leaders.
The strengths of the economy lie in sectors such as mechanics and engineering, electronics, jewel-lery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, tanning, fashion and food processing.
Due to the diverse economy, the job market is one of the best in Italy. The unemployment rate is between 5 and 6% and the employment rate is over 67%.
The SMEs in Vicenza are usually family-run, and this makes them be very flexible and adapt fast to the markets change; they are small but international.
Vicenza is the third Italian city in the export, after Milan and Turin. It is really a stunning result, considered that the sales are made by many small and medium enterprises: this means that they are able to compete with international giants. The destination markets are mainly Europe, North America and Asia.
Vicenza has produced many well-known brands: clothing and accessories (Diesel, Marzotto, Dainese, Gas, Pal Zilieri, Bottega Veneta), bicycle components (Campagnolo), pharmaceutical (Zambon), steel production (Beltrame, Valbruna), grappa production (Nardini, Poli). Great per-sonalities are Federico Faggin (the inventor of the microchip), Aldo Cibic (architect and designer), Carlo Cracco (chef). The jewellery fairs in Vicenza are a compulsory appointment for the most important buyers in the world.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site and thanks to the architectural buildings of Andrea Palladio, Vicenza has become a much-visited tourist destination. Visitors from Northern Europe make up the majority, but many guests from the American and Asian continents also find their way in-to the city’s Renaissance atmosphere.
Eurocultura collaborates with companies that are among the most outstanding representatives of the Vicenza economy for their working atmosphere, work safety, services and products, and offer the ideal learning environment for an internship. They are located in the city or in the surrounding area.
Eurocultura is also able to find a suitable company for traineeships thanks to the collaboration with sectoral organisations such as the Vicenza District Craftsmen’s Association and its guilds, with whom European projects have been carried out for many years in areas such as electromo-bility, telemetry, smart homes, window manufacturing and food production.