fDi Magazine ranks Brantford in Top 10 for American Cities of the Future Again!
Brantford Brantford has been named among the top 10 “American Cities of the Future” by fDi Magazine for a second consecutive edition of the rankings. Building on its 2011/12 ranking as one of the most cost competitive micro cities in the Americas, Brantford now ranks eighth in terms of overall business friendliness based on factors such as knowledge based industries, global 500 companies, job creation, foreign direct investment projects, corporate taxation and credit rating, as well as ease of doing business.
Published by the Financial Times of London, fDi Magazine produces a bi-annual ranking of cities in North, South and Central America. The 2013/14 American Cities of the Future competition was based on data collected from 422 cities under five different categories: Economic Potential, Human Resources, Cost Effectiveness, Infrastructure and Business Friendliness. From a population standpoint, Brantford qualified in the micro city category, defined by cities with populations under 100,000.
“Being recognized as one of the most business friendly cities of its size in the western hemisphere is a great accomplishment and speaks to the pro-business climate our city offers,” said Brantford Mayor Chris Friel. “Our commitment to a strong local economy with global reach and presence is evidenced by the many international companies now calling Brantford home and the continued investment in the knowledge based economy that will define our community moving forward.”