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Congratulations to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Top Ten Overall ranking and two Top Five rankings in the 2007/2008 North American Cities of the Future competition by fDi magazine for the Major Cities category (over 2 million population).  This competitive ranking is featured in the April 2007 issue of fDi magazine.  Article.

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.

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List of winners.  Background: fDi Cities of the Future competition.

April 23, 2007 fDi press release announcing the winners

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Directory of Pennsylvania economic development websites

Why invest in Pennsylvania?  By state representatives.

Questions?  Bruce Donnelly, fDi marketing representative in the USA

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fDi is published by FT Business, of the Financial Times group

Global Direct Investment Solutions handles US ad sales for fDi magazine

in addition to independent referral work for business location decisions.

The 2007 fDi North American Cities of the Future awards will be presented to winners during the BIO 2007 convention in Boston.

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.

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