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Financial Times includes Porto in the European ranking of the Cities of the Future
13 February 2018
Financial Times includes Porto in the European ranking of the Cities of the Future
The fDi - Intelligence Magazine, reputable publication of the Financial Times and a reference in the area of business and FDI (Foreign Direct Investment), has just announced the Awards for "European Cities and Regions for the Future 2018/19", placing Porto in the 8th position in the category FDI Strategy in the ranking for Mid-Sized European Cities of the Future 2018/19.

In this ranking, led by Bordeaux (France), Porto came before cities such as Newcastle (United Kingdom) and Brno (Czech Republic). The fDi considered 489 regions and 301 cities, organising them into six categories to come to the ranking "European Cities of the Future”. In the methodology implemented, quantitative and qualitative indicators were considered for categories which include infrastructures, cost efficiency, business environment, economic potential, work market and FDI strategy.

This acknowledgement follows the position Porto achieved in 2014/15 as 3rd Best City to Invest in Southern Europe - fDi Intelligence European Cities and Regions of the Future 2014/15.

The award ceremony of the highly regarded fDi/Financial Times awards will take place during the MIPIM, the biggest Fair for Real Estate Investment in Europe, in Cannes, on March 13th and it will be attended by the Councillor for Economy, Tourism and Commerce, Ricardo Valente.
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