Romania is becoming increasingly crucial for nearshore software development due to its business-friendly environment and growing digital economy. With approximately 220,000 professionals in 2023 (2.8% of the working population), the ICT sector is among the most competitive and highly skilled in Eastern Europe. Romania’s good rankings in the IT Competitiveness Index and leading broadband speeds make it a top choice for nearshoring. Practical advantages include security aspects in cities such as Cluj-Napoca and Oradea, cultural and historical ties, a multilingual heritage in Transylvania, and matching time zones, as well as EU membership since 2007, which offers legal and financial benefits to companies.