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Mexican States of the Future 2016/17: FDI Strategy

Durango has been ranked first off all Mexican states for its FDI Strategy, while Nuevo León and Guanajuato’s strategies earned them joint-second place. 

European Cities of the Future 2016
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European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17

fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking provides an invaluable benchmark for assessing the continent’s investment landscape. As in previous rankings, northern and western Europe dominate, but the good news stories – particularly in our FDI Strategy sections – are spread far and wide

London sees off Paris to keep top spot

European City of the Future 2016/17: London sees off Paris to keep top spot

Europe’s tale of two FDI destinations sees London come out on top again among major cities, with Paris in second and Dublin in third. Further down the rankings, however, it is German cities that impress. 

Barcelona takes another European title

European City of the Future 2016/17: FDI Strategy – Barcelona takes another European title

While its football team is used to reigning in Europe, the Spanish city of Barcelona comes first in the continent by another measure: FDI Strategy. Its policies for attracting investors top fDi’s ranking for major cities, ahead of London and Stockholm, while Manchester takes the crown among large cities.

European City of the Future 2016/17: Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia takes regional prize

Competition among Europe’s region’s was stiff but Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia – home to Cologne, Düsseldorf and Dortmund – edged out Île-de-France and South East England to take the top spot, bolstered by its strength in logistics and pharmaceuticals.

Scotland hits new heights

European City of the Future 2016/17: FDI Strategy – Scotland hits new heights

Scotland is the leading region for FDI Strategy in the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking, with judges impressed by its global presence and online operations. Meanwhile, Greater Copenhagen in Denmark is top among mid-sized regions.

London and Oxfordshire LEPs star in England

European City of the Future 2016/17: London and Oxfordshire LEPs star in England

England’s local enterprise partnerships have been in existence since 2011 and have scored some significant successes. fDi ranks the best of them by various criteria, with London, Greater Manchester, Thames Valley Berkshire and Tees Valley among the top performers. 

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fDi National Championship: the winner

Following a close playoff season, fDi Magazine has crowned the US FDI national champion. While University of Alabama snatched victory from Clemson University on the football field, South Carolina is taking home the trophy where FDI is concerned. Cathy Mullan reports. 

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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.

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