Why Malta?


If you are considering Malta as the ideal destination to invest in, you are not alone in your decision. With millennia of history, the country has always played a pivotal role internationally due to its location right at the heart of the Mediterranean. The more recent past, since independence in 1964, has seen the country develop its economy in an impressive way. Leveraging its well-educated labour force, good governance standards and strategic geographic position, the country has been very successful in recent years in diversifying its production and export structure towards higher value-added sectors and creating a strong knowledge based economy.

Located in the Mediterranean, midway between Europe and Africa, Malta is a highly cost competitive natural nexus for the greater Mediterranean region. The Island’s legislative and regulatory systems provide a solid yet flexible framework for business. For expatriates, the living costs in Malta are considerably lower than the main countries in central Europe, and the international schools reflect this low cost of living. In addition, the good climate and relaxed pace of life make it an attractive location for expatriates and their families. EU Membership and the adoption of the Euro have underscored the island’s stability.

Virtually at the crossroads of two major continents, Malta’s history as an ideally located hub for trade and business dates as far back as the Phoenicians in the first millennium B.C. 
Malta has today gained international recognition as a brand denoting excellence in financial services. During the past four decades, Malta has notched up an impressive record in attracting foreign investors as it can offer exceptional advantages in various sectors which include: Financial Services, ICT, Electronics, Knowledge Centre/Back Office Services, Generic Pharmaceuticals, Oil and Gas, Maritime, Training and Education, Business Aviation and the Film Industry


  • A strong national commitment to attracting foreign investment:
  • Over 40 years’ experience in foreign direct investment:
  • High levels of quality productivity and profitability of investment:
  • Highly skilled, flexible and multilingual workforce:
  • Availability of industrial premises at competitive costs:
  • Fiscal and financial incentive packages:
  • Over 65 double treaty agreements:
  • A modern and efficient infrastructure:
  • Excellent educational facilities:
  • English and Italian are widely spoken with a good understanding of French, German, Arabic and other languages:
  • High professionalism in business support services:
  • Economic, political and social stability:
  • Valued close economic and cultural ties with neighbouring countries north and south of the island:
  • A healthy and safe environment:
  • Status as a Schengen Member state:
  • Mild climate:
  • Excellent Health services: