The European Cites & Regions of the Future 2012/13 awards ceremony took place on March 7 during the MIPIM – the largest real estate show in Cannes, France. The awards were based on the ranking, created by the fDi Intelligence, a unit of Financial Times, the most influential foreign direct investments publication in the world.
More than ten Ukrainian cities received a rank in the TOP-10 in the Eastern Europe, among them – Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovs’k and others. Three Ukrainian regions have also been ranked high – Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv and Lviv oblasts.
The fDi Magazine publishes ranking of the best cities and regions for attracting foreign investments since 2001. This year, the ranking compares 253 European cities using the data under 6 categories: economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness.