Wroclaw has achieved a high place in the FDI’s (Foreign Direct Investment) Global Cities of the Future ranking. The report was published by the fDi Magazine monthly from the Financial Times Group. The capital of Lower Silesia achieved 15th place in the world and top spot in the Mid/Small Cities category.
According to the Global Cities of the Future ranking, the best cities for direct investments in 2021 were Singapore, London and Dubai. The ranking comprised 25 cities, including two from Poland. Wroclaw achieved 15th place and Warsaw ranked 20th.
Best cities of the future for direct investments (TOP 25)
- Hong Kong
- New York
- Abu Zabi
- San Francisco
The fDi Intelligence report prepared by the Financial Times is one of most credible sources of knowledge for investors seeking a place to locate their future business. In this report, Wroclaw achieved 15th place among Global Cities of the Future, ranking ahead of Zurich, Seoul or Chicago. ‘I am happy that, in spite of the pandemic, our city has kept up its reputation and is recognisable around the world. This is very good news, which gives hope for the creation of new well-paid jobs,’ says the Mayor of Wroclaw Jacek Sutryk.
In the opinion of analysts, Poland’s result is slightly better than its actual economic position. However, Poland keeps up its reputation as a place with educated staff and good cost-effectiveness. The authors of the report also notice that there are 14 special economic zones in Poland that offer lower taxes and public aid to potential investors.
Wroclaw wins in the category of small and mid-cities
The cities included in the ranking have also been divided into a few categories by size. In the group of small and mid-cities, the capital of Lower Silesia achieved top spot this year. Wroclaw ranked ahead of Zurich or Vilnius.
Wroclaw achieved 6th place for Economic Potential, 9th place for Human Capital and Lifestyle, 2nd place for Cost Effectiveness, 10th place for Connectivity and 1st place for Business Friendliness.