5. Endowments

Endowments comprise structural characteristics that are given or vary steadily, but affect competitiveness. They are the elements that have been used to identify the reference regions that have a similar structure to the Basque Country. Below we present a description of these structural elements found in the Basque Country, compared to the average for the group made up of the Basque Country and the reference regions, and the average for the EU-28 regions. This will make it possible to highlight the specific characteristics which may be useful for designing suitable public policies.