Even in the face of the Covid-19 virus pandemic and the disruption caused by the war in Ukraine, Europe remains the world’s largest destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), with large investments in energy sectors and the transformation of traditional industries.
The ninth edition of fDi Intelligence’s ranking of European cities and regions of the future compared the most promising places to invest across Europe. A total of 370 European cities divided by population into five groups – major, large, medium, small, and micro cities were evaluated, as well as 148 European regions divided into three groups – large, medium, and small regions. Everything was ranked into five subcategories: economic potential, business friendliness, connectivity, human capital and lifestyle, and cost-effectiveness. A jury of four investment promotion and economic development experts reviewed 89 submissions from cities and regions across Europe.
London still leads the way in fDi’s European City of the Future in the major cities category. Warsaw chases on the heels of Madrid in the major cities category, taking a high 6th place. Other Polish cities are not behind in being among the top ten European cities of the future of 2023. Cracow took 3rd place in the large cities category, and in the medium-sized cities category, 3rd place went to Wroclaw.
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