A report drafted by the FINANCIAL TIMES focusing on investment abroad ranks Catalonia as the best region in Southern Europe in terms of foreign investment in 2016 and 2017.
Entitled FDI European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/2017, the report ranks the most attractive destinations in terms of foreign investment over the coming two years.
With respect to the regions, Catalonia topped the ranking of the most attractive destinations in terms of foreign investment over the coming two years. The region was followed by the province of Istanbul (Turkey) in second place, with the Community of Madrid ranking third, Lombardy (Italy) in fourth position and the Basque Country in fifth place.
As noted by the Catalan Government, the barometer highlights Catalonia’s strategy in terms of attracting foreign investments and the country’s business climate. It also ranks Barcelona as the top destination in a league table of cities with the best strategy for attracting foreign investments
The FDI Intelligence department of the Financial Times gathers information of 300 cities and 150 regions, focusing on six aspects: economic potential, the employment environment, profitability, infrastructures, the conducive business climate and the strategy for attracting foreign investments.
Source: La Vanguardia