ppeal for techies to live/work there as it’s close to the beach, but with a lively city scene (and the company can attract IT workers from different parts of Europe to work there).
Even a view of my Madrileño friends admit that the Catalans tend to have more of an entrepreneurial spirit. I do get the impression that they tend to seek out and exploit business opportunities more than the rest of Spain.[/quote]
my dad is catalan and has that same spirit. Catalans are no different then other spanish (hell most of them or their parents are from outside of Catalonia). What Catalonia has done well is create the right conditions to allow entrepeneurs to thrive.