The Ayala Valley, in addition to its valuable historical, tourist and environmental resources, constitutes a highly industrialised area in close proximity of the economic expansion area surrounding Bilbao. It is home to a series of companies of great significance in Alava’s economic development, particularly in the glass and high-performance tube sectors.

Thus, it provides important resources for the establishment of companies, both in terms of infrastructure and skilled labour. AAD has promoted numerous industrial parks in the area, while also taking part in the building of pavilions, offices and premises through the association Arabako Industrialde.

The Ayala Valley is an important tourist hub, combining attractive natural spaces with its medieval town quarters. It has the growing attraction of wine tourism, in particular for its Txakoli wineries.