Amsterdam scores high in many categoriesAmsterdam is one of the winners in fDi Magazine’s latest survey, entitled European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016-2017.
In the overall list of the top 25 best cities for investment, Amsterdam came in at number seven, two places higher than it scored in the previous list. The city was also among the top ten in the category Large European Cities of the Future 2016-17, coming in at fourth place. It also scored high in the categories of economic potential, connectivity, and business friendliness.
The ranking is based on a range of factors such as economic potential, infrastructure, human capital, lifestyle, and business friendliness. It is meant to be a benchmark for assessing the investment landscape, and serves as a “barometer of attractiveness” for cities and regions throughout Europe.
This year’s edition used data collected from 481 locations, including 223 cities, that were evaluated according to 96 independent criteria. The survey, published every two years, was compiled by fDi Intelligence, a data division of the Financial Times group that specializes in foreign direct investment.