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fDi National Championship – semi finalists

North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana and California are battling it out for the title of fDi National Champion. And with California’s ability to attract investment in the Software and IT services sector, the other states may be scrambling to catch up. 

Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015

fDi’s Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2015/16 – The Winners

Singapore has triumphed in this year’s ranking of cities across the Asia-Pacific region, with Tokyo rising through the ranks to take second place and Taipei following in third position.

fDi-Global-Free-Zones-of-the-Year-2015
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fDi Global Free Zones of the Year 2015 – Winners

fDi’s Global Free zones of the Year celebrates those zones that are best in class, be it within their respective regions, at providing for a particular size of client, or improving their offering through reinvestments, expansions or upgrades. Cathy Mullan reports.

South American States of the Future 2016/17

South American States of the Future 2016/17
 

South American States of the Future 2016/17:

In April 2016, fDi Magazine will publish its biannual ranking of the economic, financial and business strengths of states across the South America region – ‘South American States of the Future 2016/17’. We are searching for those states with the most promising prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

Could your state be fDi’s South American State of the Future?

fDiMagazine will publish the top locations in the following categories: Economic Potential, Cost Effectiveness, Connectivity, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Business Friendliness and FDI Strategy.

fDiBenchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the exception of FDI Strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI strategy they offer potential investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link: CLICK HERE
   
Closing Date: 

Friday 29th January 2016

(Extension available on request)

   
Publication Date: April 2016
   
For more information contact:  cathy.mullan@ft.com

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17
 

Mexican States of the Future 2016/17:

In April 2016, fDi Magazine will publish its biannual ranking of the economic, financial and business strengths of states in Mexico – ‘Mexican States of the Future 2016/17’. We are searching for those states with the most promising prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion. 

Could your state be fDi’s inaugural Mexican State of the Future?

fDiMagazine will publish the top locations in the following categories: Economic Potential, Cost Effectiveness, Connectivity, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Business Friendliness and FDI Strategy.

fDiBenchmark will analyse quantitative data for all categories, with the exception of FDI Strategy. For this qualitative category, we invite those charged with FDI promotion to complete a short online survey detailing the current FDI strategy they offer potential investors.

There is no cost to submit.

Application Link: CLICK HERE
   
Closing Date: 

Friday 29th January 2016

(Extension available on request)

   
Publication Date: April 2016
   
For more information contact:  cathy.mullan@ft.com

Rankings schedule

Region 

Competition closing date

Publication date

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 CLOSED February 2016
South American States of the Future 2016/17 29th January April 2016
Mexican States of the Future 2016/17 29th January April 2016
Aerospace Cities of the Future 2016/2017 9th March June 2016
Chinese Provinces of the Future 2016/17 15th April August 2016
German Cities of the Future 2016/17 15th April August 2016
Global Free Zones of the Year 2016 24th May October 2016
Global Cities of the Future 2016/17  12th August December 2016
Polish Cities of the Future 2017/18 10th October February 2017
American Cities of the Future 2017/18 16th December April 2017
     

Previous Rankings

European Cities and Regions of the Future logo

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15

London has retained its position as fDi’s European City of the Future 2014/15, while Germany’s Nordrhein-Westfalen has sailed to the top to rank first among Europe’s regions. 

South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2014/15

São Paulo has been declared the winner in fDi’s South American States of the Future 2014/15 ranking with Metropolitana de Santiago and Rio de Janeiro following in second and third places. Cathy McReynolds reports.

Middle East Free Zones of the Future
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Middle East Free Zones of the Future 2013/14

Dubai Airport Freezone has once again been awarded the title of the top Middle East Free Zone of the Future in fDi Magazine’s biannual ranking. Jebel Ali Free Zone climbed to second position with Dubai International Financial Centre placed in third.

fDi Tools

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fDi Magazine

fDi magazine December January

fDi Magazine investigates all the issues that concern foreign investors as they expand into new markets. Talking to corporate decision makers as well as government leaders, and backed by the hard data produced by our proprietary world-leading FDI databases, the editorial team provides an up-to-date image of the ever changing global investment landscape. Insightful coverage highlights the many opportunities and risks that await investors around the world. fDi is published bi-monthly.

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Crossborder investment monitor

fDi Markets - Cross border investment monitor

fDi Markets is the only online database tracking crossborder greenfield investment covering all sectors and countries worldwide. It provides real-time monitoring of investment projects, capital investment and job creation with powerful tools to track and profile companies investing overseas.

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Corporate location benchmarking tool

fDi Benchmark is the only online tool to benchmark the competitiveness of countries and cities in over 50 sectors. Its comprehensive location data series covers the main cost and quality competitiveness indicators for over 300 locations around the world.

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Research report

fDi Intelligence provides customised reports and data research which deliver vital business intelligence to corporations, investment promotion agencies, economic development organisations, consulting firms and research institutions.

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