The magazine fDi Intelligence, part of the prestigious Financial Times group, has recognised Bilbao among 367 European cities for its economic strengths, its business fabric and its financial capabilities. According to the latest ranking, Bilbao remains in the top 10 of attractive cities in Europe. The Financial Times is an international leader in economic information and its awards are a seal of quality for the cities that receive them.
Bilbao has been recognised as the eighth best medium-sized European city in terms of attracting foreign direct investment by fDi Intelligence magazine, part of the prestigious Financial Times publishing group. Our city will receive the award this March at the world's leading real estate fair, MIPIM, in the French city of Cannes.
In this new edition of the fDi Intelligence ranking, "European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022-2023", Bilbao has been evaluated, quantitatively and qualitatively, among 367 cities in Europe. The ranking analyses the economic strengths, business fabric and financial capabilities of many European cities and regions.
Bilbao in the Top10
It is important to note that Bilbao is the only medium-sized city in Spain present in the ranking. The latest results of this analysis show that the city is among the leading European cities when it comes to generating business opportunities and developing policies and actions to attract and retain investment and talent.
They also endorse the work that Bilbao City Council has been carrying out in recent years to boost the international projection of the city and generate a favourable context for the promotion of economic activity and the attraction of foreign direct investment. For those in charge of the Consistory "it means continuing to be in the top 10 of attractive cities in Europe".
On this occasion, first place went to the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, second place to Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland, and the top three was closed by the Portuguese city of Oporto. Medium-sized cities are those with a population of 200,000 to 500,000 inhabitants.
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