[AWARD] fDi American Cities of the Future 2011/12 Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

fDi American Cities of the Future

Over 150 individuals assembled for the inaugural awards ceremony for fDi American Cities of the Future. The audience included mayors and other government officials, a number of whom had travelled from Latin America and Canada to attend.
The mayors of Fredericton and Mississauga in Canada; Hermosillo and Quer-taro in Mexico; Richmond, Virginia and Wooster, Ohio, in the US, accepted awards on behalf of their cities.
fDi American Cities of the Future recognises cities which have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion. The results were released in the April / May issue of fDi Magazine and the awards ceremony was held on Wednesday 29 June in Washington, DC. The full results are available online, www.fdiintelligence.com/Rankings.
Courtney Fingar, editor of fDi Magazine, commented: "The Americas are home to many of the world's most established investment destinations as well as some of the fastest emerging ones, making it a highly competitive and diverse region for FDI. Given the strength of the rankings methodology, large field of competitor cities and sheer scale of such a benchmarking exercise, those cities marked for recognition deserve to be proud of their efforts. fDi Magazine congratulates them."
Photographs are available on the website http://www.fdiintelligence.com/bio/gallery
For further information please contact Tamsin Purchase, tamsin.purchase@ft.com (Please note I will be travelling home from the event on Friday 1 July and will respond to your emails as soon as possible)
The full results are available on http://www.fdiintelligence.com/Rankings - please register to be able to download the full results for free.
Notes to editors
About American Cities of the Future 2011/12

  • The 'American Cities of the Future 2011/12' focuses on a mixture of hard data and expert opinion to rank cities which have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.
  • Combines fDi Magazine's North American ranking with a new Latin American ranking by compiling research on over 400 cities from fDi Benchmark and fDi Markets specialist FDI tools
  • Methodology: fDi Cities of the Future shortlists are created by an independent collection of data by fDi Intelligence division across 405 cities across North and South America. This information was set under six categories: Economic Potential, Human Resources, Cost Effectiveness, Quality of Life, Infrastructure and Business Friendliness. A seventh category was added to the scoring - FDI promotion strategy. In this category, 100 cities submitted details about their promotion strategy and this was judged and scored by our independent judging panel.

Full results available on http://www.fdiintelligence.com/ and in fDi Magazine - April / May 2011 issue.
About fDi Intelligence
fDi Intelligence, from The Financial Times Ltd, is the leading provider of foreign direct investment intelligence. The portfolio encompasses world class products, services and business tools that allow companies and EDO's alike to make informed decisions regarding foreign direct investment. Products within the portfolio include fDi Markets, (http://www.fdimarkets.com/) a database tracking crossborder greenfield investment on a real time basis; fDi Benchmark, (http://www.fdibenchmark.com/) a database which benchmarks global locations on their attractiveness to foreign investors; and fDi Magazine.
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