Bilbao City Council

Bilbao Ekintza

Bilbao Ekintza develops the municipal powers in the field of economic development, promotion of Bilbao and its events as a tourist destination and business promotion, both from the point of view of the attraction, creation and growth of companies and the improvement of opportunities for access to employment.

About us
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP 509 Companies created since 2007 through BIG Bilbao

  • EMPLOYMENT 1.000 Jobs foreseen within the Bilbao Employment Plan 2020-2021

Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao

“The support for the creation of new companies and the improvement of existing businesses is a fundamental axis for Bilbao City Council, through the municipal company Bilbao Ekintza. Furthermore, in the current unfavourable economic climate, we have reinforced our commitment to the most affected sectors, such as, small local businesses, hotels and restaurants, tourism and cultural and creative industries, within the framework of the launch of the Bilbao Aurrera Plan.”

Extraordinary actions

Measures for Retail, Culture & Hospitality

Bilbao City Council, through Bilbao Ekintza, is leading the campaign #BONOBILBAO to support the sectors most affected by the crisis caused by Covid-19.

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Extraordinary actions

Urgent measures actions for SMEs

Bilbao City Council, through Bilbao Ekintza, has launched urgent support measures for SMEs in the city.

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Entrepreneurship support

At BIG Bilbao, we offer a comprehensive support service for the creation of companies.

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Improving Employability

We support young people to improve their employability skills.

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Strategic sectors

We are committed to the Smart Specialization of Bilbao