Statistics for 2017 report that every fifth Bulgarian works in Sofia and that 40% of Bulgaria's gross domestic product are produced in Sofia as well as one-third of the country's exports. Some companies in Sofia are already willing to develop their business abroad. They will benefit from the Memorandum of Cooperation between Sofia and the British capital. One of the companies that want to start business in London is the famous Sofiyska banitsa (Sofia’s banitsa) whose products are emblematic of the Bulgarian capital. IT, advertising and out-sourcing companies also show interest in the UK market.
Sofia will also sign a memorandum of cooperation with Vienna, which was initiated by Austrian capital.