On 11th December took place in Florence the General Assembly of the Presidents of the Chambers of Commerce. During the meeting it was presented an economic dossier carried out by Unioncamere and Prometeia. The study offers a photograph of the Italian productive system, the short-term perspectives of the Italian provinces with their weaknesses and strengths, as well as the supporting action performed by the Chambers facing the two great challenges of the year 2011: the administrative simplification as a competitive factor of the country, and the extension of compulsory conciliation in many areas of business life.
According to the data collected, the North West will be the driving area towards the exit from the crisis, closely followed by the North East. The Center shows a rather slow recovery, while the South is lagging behind now as in 1995.
With regard to GDP per capita, Milan is the richest town in Italy but while there are cities like Rimini, Trieste and Lucca gaining even 30 positions in the ranking, others like Pordenone, Biella and Lodi go down by 20.
Read the Unioncamere press release (Italian)