The City of Vancouver has ranked fifth in the annual fDi (foreign direct investment) “Cities of the Future” list. In fact, all three of Canada’s major cities ranked well. Toronto and Montreal edged out Vancouver to claim the third and fourth spot respectively.
Top 10 Cities of the future (Americas)
Here is how Vancouver stacked up against cities of similar size:
These rankings were based on cities with an immediate city population of more than 500,000 plus a metropolitan area of more than 1 million, or a metropolitan area of more than 2 million people.
The fDi (foreign direct investment) “Cities of the Future” ranking shortlists over 400 cities across North and South America of different sizes in different categories. Categories include “Quality of Life,” “Business Friendliness,” “Cost Effectiveness,” “ Infrastructure,” “Human Resources,” “FDI Promotion Strategy” and “Economic Potential,” each ranked for various sizes of cities. Cities are judged by a panel examining expert opinion and independent data. fDi is a division of Financial Times Ltd., providing leading industry insight on globalisation and foreign direct investments intelligence.
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