Debrecen has achieved outstanding results in the benchmark global survey of fDI Intelligence, a service from The Financial Times.
The city was listed up next to such large cities as New York and Berlin and it has been included in the top 10 list of the world’s best investment promotion destinations. In addition, Debrecen became the fourth best investment incentive destination in the top small and medium-sized cities category, next to Zurich or the capital of Bahrain, Manama.
In 2020, the city received investments of a combined total of EUR 221 million which will create 566 new job. The two largest investments to be made are by the SemCorp and Sensirion.
Other important investments in the city include the development of BMW factory, establishment of the new office of 4iG and the building of the new logistics center of BHS Trans. German-owned vehicle electronics manufacturer Vitesco and beverage production lines Krones started operations also in Debrecen last year. In 2016, NI, an American electronics manufacturer, and Schaeffler, a German automotive supplier decided to invest in Debrecen.
The city is also the home of many IT and financial service providers including T-Systems, Flowserve, British Telecom, Capgemini and Diehl Aviation.
In addition, two high-profile international Big4 companies, EY and Deloitte, have recently started operations in the city. The business services sector currently employs a total of 4,700 people in Debrecen.
Source: Magyar Nemzet | Photo credit: Papp László