FDI Magazine's ranking European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/13 has been published, where the Stockholm region ranks first (European Overall Winner) in the case of FDI.
Stockholm is also the Overall Winner in the category of Quality of Life. In addition, the region ends up second in the category of Business Friendliness and third in the category of Economic Potential.
Stockholm city also qualifies for a second place in the category of Quality of Life in the category of Top 10 Major Cities, after Paris and before Copenhagen and London.
- This is brilliant news for us and a clear proof that the world perceives the Stockholm region as strong and competitive, says Sten Nordin (M), Financial City Commissioner of Stockholm.
"In a more competitive climate than ever, with total foreign direct investment in Europe falling by more than 7% in 2011, London has maintained its title as FDI Magazine's European City of the Future 2012/13, while the Greater Stockholm Region has overtaken the South-East UK to become the European Region of the Future 2012/13."
In 2010/2011 year's rankings Stockholm ended up in tenth place after South-East UK, Ile-de-France, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bayern and the Copenhagen region. The price will be received by Sten Nordin, in a ceremony during the property investment exhibition MIPIM in early March.
FDI Cities and Regions of the Future is based on facts from over 200 European cities and more than 140 regions. The measurement is divided into seven categories: economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure, business friendliness and FDI promotion strategy.
FDI Intelligence is a division of The Financial Times Ltd which specializes in facts about foreign direct investment, FDI. It is aimed at industry-leading companies, organizations and investment promotion agencies so that they can make informed decisions for foreign direct investment. FDI Intelligence publishes reports, measurements and rankings in various categories.
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