Edinburgh voted 3rd in the Global Best to Invest Rankings
May 15, 2012
Edinburgh was recently voted into the top five best cities in Western Europe to invest, in Site Selection’s fourth annual Best to Invest rankings of nations and metro areas for investment-attraction activity in 2011.
The national Investment Promotion Agencies recognised here were particularly successful in 2010 at attracting capital investment projects — both expansions of existing facilities and new projects — from investors at home and abroad.
The national Best to Invest rankings are determined 50 percent by analysis in these categories — business environment, business risks, foreign direct investment and infrastructure; and 50 percent by new and expanded facilities announced in 2011.
The Best to Invest metros rankings were determined 40 percent by analysis in the areas of business environment, business risks, foreign direct investment, infrastructure and accessibility; 20 percent on an unscientific survey of global site consultants; and 40 percent on New Plant Database projects.