Mobile in the International Arena

Mobile named in the Top 10 of Small American Cities of the Future 2015/16 in the Business Friendly category


In a study of the most promising investment locations in the Americas, fDi Magazine – a Financial Times publication – named Mobile as one of the Top 10 Small American Cities of the Future 2015/16 in the Business Friendliness category. Mobile was ranked No. 5 among all small cities in North and South America.


Mobile has been a player in global commerce since its development as a port more than 300 years ago. Today, there are 39 global companies in the area from 20 different countries – Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


The ranking also included Chattanooga, Tenn., in the top spot, followed by Windsor (No. 2), Ontario, Canada; and Texas cities Plano (No. 3) and Irving (No. 4). Rounding out the top 10 after Mobile, came Syracuse (No. 6), N.Y.; and three more Ontario, Canada cities – Waterloo (No. 7), Burlington (No. 8) and Cambridge (No. 9); and Resende (No. 10) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


“Despite a global slowdown in FDI last year we have found many bright spots in the investment landscape of the Americas, and all of the cities that appear in these rankings should be proud of their strengths and are encouraged to make most of them when pitching for FDI projects”  said Courtney Fingar, editor-in-chief of fDi Magazine.


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