The European Cites & Regions of the Future 2012/13 awards ceremony took place on March 7th during the MIPIM – the largest real estate show in Cannes, France. The awards were based on the ranking, created by the fDi Intelligence, a unit of Financial Times, the most influential foreign direct investments publication in the world.
More than ten Ukrainian cities received a rank in the TOP-10  in the Eastern Europe, among them – Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa, Dnipropetrovs’k and others. Three Ukrainian regions have also been ranked high – Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv and Lviv oblasts.
The fDi Magazine publishes ranking of the best cities and regions for attracting foreign investments since 2001. This year, the ranking compares 253 European cities using the data under 6 categories: economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, quality of life, infrastructure and business friendliness.
Ukrainian cities in the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2012/2013:
TOP 10 Eastern European Cities with Best FDI Strategy
Lviv – 4  place
TOP 10 Major cities: Cost effectiveness
Kharkiv – 1 place
Dnipropetrovsk – 2 place
TOP 10 Small cities: Cost effectiveness
Mykolaiv – 1 place
TOP 10 Large cities: Cost effectiveness
Odessa – 2 place
Lviv – 3 place
Kyiv – 7 place
TOP 10 Micro cities: Cost effectiveness
Ternopil – 1 place
Berdyansk – 2 place
Truskavets – 3 place
Pereyaslav-Khmelnytskiy – 4 place
Drogobych – 8 place
Rivne – 10 place
TOP 10 Eastern regions – FDI strategy
Zaporizhzhya – 7 place

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