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Dublin tops European HQ location rankings

Irish capital leads fDi's city rankings ahead of Amsterdam, while UK tops country list

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The UK tops Europe renewable energy ranking

France and Spain follow in fDi’s ranking for Top European Locations for Renewable Energy FDI 2020

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fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 – Winners

In spite of the uncertainty caused by Brexit, London retains its position as fDi's European City of the Future for 2020/21, while Paris keeps the regional crown.

Rankings schedule


Competition closing date

Publication date

European Cities and Regions of the Future 2020/21 CLOSED February 2020
Aerospace Locations of the Future 2020/21  CLOSED June 2020
TNW x fDi Tech Cities of the Future 2020/21 CLOSED June 2020
Tier 2 Cities of the Future 2020/21        12.6.20 August 2020
Global Free Zones of the Year 2020  19.6.20 October 2020
Transport and Warehousing Locations of the Future 2020/21 31.8.20 December 2020
Global Cities of the Future 2021/22    6.11.20  February 2021

Tier 2 Cities of the Future 2020/21

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  In August 2020, fDi Magazine will publish its ranking of the
economic, financial and business strengths of Tier 2 cities
worldwide– ‘Tier 2 Cities of the Future 2020/21’. We are
searching for those cities with the most promising prospects for
inward investment, economic development and business

Could your location be fDi’s Tier 2 City of the Future?

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

fDi Benchmark 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 12th June
Publication Date:   August 2020
For more information contact:

Global Free Zones of the Year 2020

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Could your free zone be fDi’s Global Free Zone of the Year 2020?

In October 2020, fDi Magazine will crown its 2020 Global Free Zones of the Year, recognising the
most promising free zones across the world. We are looking for those free zones which offer the
best investment environments and prospects for business expansion and economic development.

We are inviting investment promotion agencies, free zone operators, local and regional
governments, as well as economic development units to supply additional information about their
free zones, by completing a short survey detailing your zone’s occupancy rates and incentives.

Click here to enter

Closing date for submissions: 19th June 2020
Publication date: October 2020

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Previous Rankings

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fDi Strategy Awards 2019 – the winners

Lithuania's Go Vilnius has been named fDi’s IPA of the Year for 2019, and organisations from across the globe are commended for their investment promotion and economic development activities. 

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fDi Tourism Locations of the Future 2019/20 ranking

Thailand has held on to its title of fDi’s Tourism Location of the Future, followed by Macau and Portugal. 

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Top fDi Performers 2019

A look at the results of fDi’s rankings throughout 2019 finds that Singapore and New York dominated the year’s league tables, followed by Shanghai, Tokyo and London

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fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year 2019 – the winners

The UAE's DMCC takes home the top prize in fDi’s Global Free Zones of the Year for a fifth consecutive year. 

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Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future 2019/20 – the winners

Singapore has retained its place at the top of fDi's Asia-Pacific Cities of the Future ranking, with Shanghai and Tokyo completing the top three list. 

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Fintech Locations of the Future 2019/20: London tops first ranking

London has been named fDi’s inaugural Fintech Location of the Future for 2019/20, followed by Singapore and Belfast. Naomi Davies reports. 

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Greenfield FDI Performance Index 2019: Serbia storms to top

fDi Intelligence research reveals which countries receive more than their ‘expected share’ of FDI. 

russia retains

Russia most diversified commodity economy for the fourth year

Russia remains fDi’s most diversified commodity economy, while second ranked Brazil has displaced Ukraine into third place. 

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American Cities of the Future 2019/20 - the winners

New York continues to reign as leader of fDi’s American Cities of the Future 2019/20 ranking. 

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American Cities of the Future 2019/20 – FDI strategy

A more detailed look at fDi's judges’ top five American Cities of the Future 2019/20 for FDI strategy. 

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Island Economies of the Future 2019/20 – the results

Cyprus is ranked first in fDi’s Island Economies of the Future rankings.

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Sri Lanka retains crown as fDi’s most diversified island economy

Sri Lanka and New Zealand hang on first and second place in fDi's Diversification Index for island economies.

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