No, not all that glitters is gold, but with a shared effort it can also become gold. Let’s start from the beginning, from the numbers, those figures placed side by side which, if read correctly, cannot lie: it was since the last millennium that the Italian GDP did not grow more than the European average and the negative sequence was interrupted in the second quarter. 2021 after 89 consecutive surveys, 22 years in a row. And the Northwest did its part, fresh air coming out of a period with many shadows and few lights, especially in a part of the old Industrial Triangle – see Liguria – where growth approached the values of Central-Southern regions .Beautiful, beautiful, practically indisputable? In many ways, yes, but the first shining sun for a country struggling with the coveted post-Covid restart must be looked at without being blinded by the rays. Between enthusiasts of the robust recovery and theorists of the simplistic rebound, the reasons behind an important result must be carefully kept an eye on, to be traced in the first place to the voices of manufacturing and construction.
There is an Industry 4.0 Plan which, obviously, is bearing fruit. And the incentives that drive the supply chain in the construction sector prove once again to be fundamental. But there is a but, which pushes us to think that we can do more and even better, especially in consideration of the fact that – also thanks to simplifications – in the middle of the year the superbonus has put the turbo: it gives an advantage that was previously limited almost exclusively to buildings single-family or independent real estate units (in mid-spring the ratio with respect to condominiums was still 10 to 1), it has become an obvious opportunity even for those who live in large city buildings. Let’s leave aside for a moment the problem of raw material costs, logistical difficulties (for example the case of the scarcity of scaffolding), the shortage of manpower and other obstacles that – if removed – could avoid less effort for the sector. These are problems that affect the whole country. And let’s go back to the numbers: the Enea report of 30 September shows that in Italy the investments admitted to the deduction with 110% are in total almost 7.5 billion euros. The lion’s share is in Lombardy, with 1,127 million, ahead of Lazio (746) and Veneto (731). The sum of Piedmont (487), Liguria (68) and Valle d’Aosta (16, far behind among the regions) does not reach the total of Emilia-Romagna alone with 571 (617). It is a sign that obviously hides the need to do something more. Because getting back to racing is nice, doing it like the best is even better.