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Barcelona, the best city in Europe for foreign investment

  • Fecha de evento 02 mayo 2016
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  • Publicación 02 mayo 2016
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The Financial Times report FDi European Cities and Regions of the future 2016/2017, which multinational companies use to analyse future investment projects, recognised Catalonia as the best Southern European region to invest in 2016 and 2017.


Moreover, Barcelona leads the ‘best European cities to invest’ ranking, due to its reported strategy to attract foreign investment. The Financial Times’ report also emphasised Catalonia’s plans to develop its infrastructure and its digital presence.


To elaborate this ranking, the Financial Times’s FDi Intelligence division collects information on 300 cities and 150 regions in six different fields: economic potential, the working environment, profitability, infrastructure, favourable business environment and their strategy to attract foreign investment.

Regarding the influence of Catalonia’s push for independence and its current political situation, Baiget stated that “industrial projects are long term” so that they already consider that “territories may face political and legislative changes”. “These figures prove that Catalonia continues to attract investment, therefore I’m reasonably optimist regarding the future forecasts” he added.