Located in the heart of Catalonia, Manresa the medium-sized town with the best connections to Barcelona and its airport, and the most accessible from the whole country. Manresa offers a range of commercial, educational and healthcare facilities together with the social and cultural vitality and economic dynamism of the capital of Central Catalonia.
Manresa is a city with a long history. Today, it remains a lively, enterprising city with a spirit of innovation. The 21st century sees Manresa investing in a knowledge society through its university and high-tech industry. The textile industry area Bages has some 300 companies within the textile and clothing sector. The industrial base of the region is the spinning and weaving of cotton, but there are also ribbon-making, and the manufacture of textile articles for the hygien and health sector. More than half of the gauze produced in Spain, is manufactured in Bages