Belfast means business! A report reveals that Belfast is the world’s top midsize city for business friendliness. Belfast has been ranked first in a competitive list of the top small and midsize cities in the world for business friendliness in the Global Cities of the Future report. Out of a total of 10 cities, Belfast came out on top, while the city finished in second place overall for small and midsize cities.
The prestigious report was compiled by the fDi, a branch of the Financial Times newspaper, and is published every couple of years. Belfast finished ahead of Aberdeen and Edinburgh for business friendliness, with Zurich at fourth and Geneva fifth. Vilnius, Luxembourg, Silao, San José, and Manama complete the top 10.
Belfast ranked fifth on the list for “Economic Potential,” third for “Human Lifestyle and Capital,” sixth for “Cost Effectiveness,” and fourth for “Connectivity.” Belfast also scored highly on the Editor’s Choice award for fDi Strategy, which is based on an ability to win investment from overseas.
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