Helsinki Shines As a New Place To Invest
fDi Magazine, a Financial Times Publication has recently ranked Helsinki second in its European Cities and Regions of the Future report which assessed cities and different locations according to their potential to attract foreign direct investment (FDI).
In this report, Helsinki showed up for the first time in the first 25 cities in Europe and being ranked second meant that the Finnish capital was second only to London. fDi Magazine have claimed that over the past few years, Helsinki has been attracting more and more foreign direct investments and has thus scored very well for FDI Strategy.
When the report was put together, fDi Maganzine had collected data for 468 locations and assessed them according to five main indices: economic potential, human capital and lifestyle, cost effectiveness, infrastructure and business friendliness.
It surfaced that are three main areas in which Helsinki is actively promoting foreign investment: research, development and innovation, growth capital and high-tech start-ups and last but not least, transnational functions (sea and air links).
Greater Helsinki Promotion – an organisation which seeks to attract foreign direct investment to Helsinki – is now aiming to get the Finnish capital ranked in the five most favourite investment cities in Europe by the year 2020.
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