recently released its list of cities of the future
, and Cincinnati made it, mostly in part to the flurry of tech and startup activity here.
New York came out on top of the national list, followed by San Francisco, Houston, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Boston, Atlanta, Sao Paulo and Sunnyvale, Cali.
Along with the national list, fDi also looks at subcategories, which is where Cincinnati was recognized multiple times. The Queen City placed:
- Sixth overall in Large Cities of American Cities of the Future
- Ninth in Large Cities for Economic Potential
- Eighth in Large Cities for Business Friendliness
- Fourth in Large Cities for FDI Strategy
Foreign direct investment, or FDI, is a strategy that the City of Cincinnati's Department of Community and Economic Development is focused on to generate innovative financing, helping to close the financial gap and bring catalytic developments to the area.
A strong FDI plan enables the City of Cincinnati to create jobs, fill real estate and infrastructure gaps and open trade opportunities.
The rankings further reinforce Cincinnati’s visibility as a city well-positioned for global connectivity. On March 31, the Department of Community and Economic Development partnered with REDI Cincinnati to host an FDI symposium featuring key local, regional, national and international executives who came together to discuss the many facets and implications of foreign capital flows into the region.
A regional resource manual based on best practices and insights from the event will be compiled and shared based on ideas shared at the symposium.
Check out the full list of Cities of the Future here.