In the second and final round of the quest to find the US Cities and States of the Future 2005/06, fDi announces the overall winners and the cities and states that shine out in specific categories.

Chicago is the overall winner in the city category and Texas takes the crown as US State of the Future.


Boston takes second place in the city category and New York City takes third place. New York State comes in one point behind Texas in the state category, giving the Lone Star State a run for its ranking. Virginia comes in third.

US City of the Future:Chicago

US State of the Future:Texas

Best economic potential: City: Chicago

State: Texas

Most cost effective: City: Chattanooga

State: Alabama, Iowa and Texas

Best human resources: City: Boston and Cambridge

State: Connecticut, Maryland, New York State, Utah and Virginia

Best transport: City: Chicago

State: Texas

Best IT and telecoms: City: Chicago

State: Connecticut

Best quality of life: City: Boston

State: Maine

Best FDI promotion strategy: City: Chicago

State: New York State