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14 de gen. 2019

Catalonia, FDI Strategy award for large regions

"Barcelona retains its crown as the leading major city for FDI Strategy in fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 ranking." 12 FEB 2018
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Barcelona retains its crown as the leading major city for FDI Strategy in fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 ranking, while Birmingham tops the table of its large peers. Cathy Mullan explains why these cities, along with Bordeaux, Debrecen and Limerick, are the best in their categories.

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, hit the headlines recently for the political upheaval that followed an independence referendum that was judged illegal by the Spanish government. Reports of companies abandoning their operations in the region rolled forth (according to The Economist, more than 3200 companies have fled). However, despite these major upheavals, what fDi found was a city thoroughly engaged with its FDI landscape and ready to adapt to the new challenges it was facing, and such factors are behind it winning fDi’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2018/19 regional FDI Strategy award...

https://www.fdiintelligence.com/Locations/Europe/fDi-s-European-Cities-and-Regions-of-the-Future-2018-19-FDI-Strategy-Cities



"CATALONIA HAS BEEN NAMED TOP LARGE REGION IN fDi’S EUROPEAN CITIES
AND REGIONS OF THE FUTURE 2018/19 RANKING FOR ITS FDI STRATEGY, WITH
GREATER COPENHAGEN TOPPING THE TABLE FOR MID-SIZED REGIONS AND
GREATER HELSINKI FIRST OF ALL SMALL REGIONS. CATHY MULLAN REPORTS"

As Catalonia scoops the FDI Strategy award for large region, local investment agency Catalonia Trade & Investment (CT&I) is tasked with attracting financial support and promoting the region to companies around the world. Supported by a strong team, the agency has an international vision, and prioritises its efforts by countries, top sectors and the types of investment.

Its USA Plan initiative is primarilyfocused on attracting companiesinvolved in future technologies andUS unicorn start-ups. It is intended toencourage start-up companies that will eventually be valued at morethan $1bn. The agency’s international start-ups programme aims to put the region on the international stage and attract unicorn start-ups from around the world.

Major events planned for the region include Mobile World Capitaland Congress and the Smart City Expo, which are contributing to theregion’s reputation as a digital andstart-up hub.

Relevant investors...

Full report (PDF): https://www.fdiintelligence.com/content/download/71338/2038141/file/fDi%20European%20Cities%20and%20Regions%20of%20the%20Future%202018:19.pdf  

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