Metropolitan Network of Business Support Offices

Promotion of the Metropolitan Network of Business Support Offices (OAE) by sharing processes, tools and methodologies.

Technical specifications

Business, economic activity estates and the job market
Project date:
In progress
Accompaniment, Financing, Projects
City Councils, Citizens, Entrepreneurs, Businesses
Entrepreneurship and business, Economic activity estates and industry

Support to councils in the creation of business support offices (OAE) and definition of the shared and networked model of operation, support strategies and common tools.



Based upon the experiences of Barcelona Activa in offering advising services to businesses, as well as on the expertise of the area's municipal officials in this matter, the Agency will promote the creation of a network of municipal business support offices.

Barcelona Activa will work with the Economic Development Agency to transfer its knowledge to the rest of the local municipalities via collaboration agreements. New tools will be designed to share with the new offices, includingcatalogs of services, procedures, methodologies, joint databases and advisory tools directly for the company.

Based on the experience gained during the pilot phase, the project includes advice to municipalities to establish their OAEs, expanding the Network and optimizing the service received by companies and metropolitan entrepreneurship.

Meanwhile, the intention is to carry out a collaborate process to design a basic model of operations for these business support offices. This model can then be adapted to individual localities via the drafting of catalogues of processes and services offered, along with a plan to train and recruit local officials to staff the offices and a communication strategy. Finally, the Agency will assist in the opening of the offices and follow their progress in order to ensure that the project is sustainable and that the offices receive the guidance they need.

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