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Toledo, Ohio - fDi City of the Future 2007 / 2008

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Congratulations to Toledo, Ohio for a Top Ten Overall ranking and as the Most Business Friendly Winner in the Top Five rankings in the 2007/2008 North American Cities of the Future competition by fDi magazine for the Large Cities category (500,000 to 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.  www.fdimagazine.com

 

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.

 

The Toledo awards as below were presented to the Mayor of Toledo in a ceremony hosted by fDi magazine on May 7, 2007.

City of Toledo, Ohio - Economic Development

www.toledo.oh.gov   

Mayor's office in Toledo - press release about the award

Media contact: Brian Schwartz   TEL 419-245-1016

 City of Toledo Economic Development: TEL 419-245-1470

Toledo Blade article, April 24, 2007 - "Toledo officials hail city-of-future rating", by Tom Troy

Toledo Lucas County Port Authority - news on website

Radio interview: Bruce Rumpf interviewed Bruce Donnelly on the "Jobs Gone Wild" Job1USA radio talk show in Toledo about the fDi Cities of the Future awards.  May 5, 2007 on "Supertalk 1560" radio WTOD.

 

April 23, 2007 fDi press release announcing the winners

List of winnersBackground: fDi Cities of the Future competition.

Economic development agency directory for Ohio. 

Questions?  Bruce Donnelly, fDi marketing representative in the USA

fDi North American

Large Cities

of the Future

2007/08

Most Business Friendly

Winner

Toledo, Ohio

United States

fDi North American

Large Cities

of the Future

2007/08

Overall

Top Ten

Toledo, Ohio

United States

Photo of Toledo Mayor Carleton S. "Carty" Finkbeiner and fDi magazine Editor Courtney Fingar at May 7, 2007 presentation ceremony.

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, May 6-9, 2007.

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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