Helsinki has been ranked third in the category for large cities in the fDi Intelligence’s Global Cities of the Future 2018/19 Ranking. In the total ranking, Helsinki came in at the fifteenth place. Singapore was the best city in the total ranking for the third consecutive year. In the category for inward foreign direct investment strategies, Helsinki was ranked tenth.
Helsinki achieved its best ranking, second in the world, in the category for Human Capital and Lifestyle. In the Economic potential category, Helsinki reached the fourth position. In terms of Business Friendliness and Connectivity, Helsinki was ranked seventh.
Helsinki’s strengths in the category of Human Capital were literacy rate, high education level, high life expectancy and the ability to attract talent. In terms of Economic Potential, Helsinki was commended for its growth in GDP, number of patents and number of infrastructure megaprojects. The extent of the ICT sector and the low levels of corruption and risks are things that speak of Helsinki’s Business Friendliness. In the Connectivity category, Helsinki’s strength were broadband upload/download speeds and the percentage of people using the Internet and mobile phones.
The awards were presented in connection to MIPIM, one of the world’s largest property events, in Cannes, France on 12 March.
fDi Intelligence is a service from the Financial Times, which produces information in support of foreign direct investments.