Congratulations to Greenville, South Carolina for two Top Five rankings for
Best Human Resources and Most Business Friendly in the 2007/2008
North American Cities of the Future competition by fDi magazine for the
Small Cities category (100,000 - 500,000 population). This competitive ranking
was featured in the April 2007 issue of fDi magazine.
This unique global benchmarking research project compared business
investment climates and urban development across North America. This
business location benchmarking and "short list" screening process is similar
to the approach commonly used by professional consultants.
The "City of
the Future" competition is held every other year in regions around the world
by fDi magazine -
Foreign Direct Investment, which is published by the Financial Times group.
There were a
record 108 nominations from city economic development agencies in metro
areas across the USA, Canada, and Mexico for this very competitive
selection process involving nine months of research work and independent
expert review of more than 60 facts provided by the nominated cities.
addition to independent referral work for business location decisions.
The 2007 fDi
North American Cities of the Future awards were presented to winners during
the BIO 2007 convention in Boston.
We are working on
other plans for BIO 2008 in San Diego.
Many of the leading economic
development agencies in the world promote their regions as business cluster
locations at BIO each year to attract the interest of executives in the
biotech and life sciences field.