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To benchmark your city against competing locations across the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Direct Investment magazine is asking your city to answer five questions on development and inward investment.


The following five questions on investment and development form one part of the FT Business Locations of the Future 2009/10 survey. This is the third biennial ranking of Middle Eastern locations for inward investment potential.

These rankings will be published in the December/January issue of the magazine, which has a bonus distribution at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We are also hoping to hold a regional awards ceremony.

This year, to make it easier for you, fDi magazine will compile the vast majority of the data research on your behalf. This data will include indicators on regional economic performance, location costs, quality of life, transport, IT infrastructure, business regulation, tax and human resources.

The more data we have about your location, the higher it is likely to rank. So please take the time to tell us what you are doing to generate economic growth and investment in your area.

Answers must be emailed to charles.piggott@ft.com before May 30th, 2008.

Name of City:


1. Economic potential

Please describe your city’s economic potential, including GDP growth.

What are the top economic priorities, including any current initiatives?

2. Inward investment

In each of the past two years, how many cross-border investments were signed and how much inward investment was committed to your city?

Please list the three most significant investments in the past 12 months (including the level of investment committed and number of jobs that will be created). Please also list the three most significant deals in 2006, including level of investment and number of jobs created.

3. FDI strategy

Please list any initiatives to encourage inward investment, including incentives or regulatory changes introduced in the past two years.

4. Major projects

Please give details of any current, or recently completed, major infrastructure and urban planning projects, including projected costs.

5. Tiebreaker: What is your city’s unique selling point for investors?

Would you like to receive a free copy of fDi magazine with the full ranking of Middle East North African Cities of the Future?

Download entry form in word here