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FDI aerospace cities of the future 2016-17

Aerospace Cities of the Future 2016/17: FDI Strategy

With aerospace a crucial job-creating sector, the industry's key hubs are working closely with local governments to keep their competitive edge through top-quality education and training programmes, tax incentives and logistical excellence. Cathy Mullan reports on the cities getting it right.

South American States of the Future

South American States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

São Paulo has retained the top spot in the South American States of the Future ranking for 2016/17, with Buenos Aires Autonomous City rising to claim second place and Rio de Janeiro ranking third. Cathy Mullan reports. 

South America rankings: FDI Strategy

Parana, located in the south of Brazil, has topped the ranking for FDI Strategy, with Bogota in Colombia second and São Paulo third.

Mexican States of the Future
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Mexican States of the Future 2016/17: the winners

Mexico’s Federal District state – home to the country's capital city – has been named fDi’s inaugural Mexican State of the Future for 2016/17, while Nuevo León has been ranked second and Querétaro third. Cathy Mullan reports.

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.

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