San Sebastian is in first place in the strategy for attracting talent among the medium-sized cities in Spain

A comparative study of intelligent Spanish cities, carried out by the Polytechnic University of Madrid, places San Sebastian in the top position in terms of strategy for attracting and retaining talent among medium-sized cities (towns with between 150,000 and 250,000 inhabitants) in Spain. Donostia also achieves the highest score in governance, mobility, and intellectual capital.

Some of the initiatives that have been assessed to place San Sebastian in first place in terms of attracting talent are the facilities for highly qualified professionals, such as Talent House; programmes to facilitate the stay of high-level scholars such as Connecting Talent or the aids for the return of young talent.