The number of business licences issued in Marbella rose by 11% in August, compared to the same month the year before, according to Jose Eduardo Diaz, the councillor for Industry and Public Roads.
A total of 367 licences were registered during the month, compared with 331 in august 2017.
Diaz said: “Our municipality is demonstrating a continuous upward trend with an increasingly strong economic activity. To these figures we can add the number of open professional businesses that do not need a license, as may be the case of lawyers, so the figure is actually higher,” reports newspaper RTN Online.
The number of people registered as self employed in Marbella reached 12,397, a growth of 11% since 2015.
“This shows the confidence of entrepreneurs in our region, which is at the head of Andalusia in number of self-employed per inhabitant”, says Diaz.
The recovering economy and rise in tourism has no doubt contributed to the rise in issued business licences. Marbella has long been a popular destination for the well-heeled and with many designer shops, bars and restaurants in the famous Puerto Banus, business in the area is growing as consumer confidence returns.