FDI Magazine Awards

Debrecen has facilitated the ideal investment environment with its award winning FDI strategy. The overall winner of the FDI Magazine Award titled “Top Small European Cities of the Future 2018/2019”, it is testament to Debrecen’s success and the hard work, and the work done by EDC, Debrecen’s city economic development agency.

The decision to award Debrecen this honor was the result of a range of forward thinking projects, including:-

  • Forest Offices Development
  • Debrecen South Industrial Park
  • Local Incentive Programme
  • National VIP grants
  • The International School of Debrecen
  • The streamlining of investment procedures (including the EDC property database)

In addition to the award won by Debrecen, Hungary also did well in several other categories.

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  • Eastern European Regions of The Future 2018/2019
  • Micro European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – Business Friendliness
  • Major European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – FDI Strategy.
  • Mid-Sized European Regions of the Future 2018/2019 – Human Capital + Lifestyle.
  • Major European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – FDI Strategy.

Top 10 Small European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – FDI Strategy

RankCityCountry
1
DebrecenHungary
2DerbyUK
3PlovdivBulgaria
4Plzeň Czech Republic
5ReadingUK
6Derry/Londonderry UK
7Niš Serbia
8Oulu Finland
9MiddlesbroughUK
10BelfastUK

Top 10 Eastern European Regions of The Future 2018/2019

RankCityCountry
1
Central Federal District Russia
2Bratislava Region Slovakia
3Prague Region Czech Republic
4București-Ilfov Romania
5Masovian Voivodeship Poland
6Central Hungary Hungary
7Lower Silesia Poland
8Sofia City Region Bulgaria
9Plzeň RegionCzech Republic
10South Moravia Czech Republic

Top 10 Micro European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – Business Friendliness

RankCityCountry
1
Limerick Belgium
2ShannonIreland
3GalwayIreland
4WaterfordIreland
5Drogheda Ireland
6Inverness UK
7NitraSlovakia
8Zrenjanin Serbia
9SzékesfehérvárHungary
10TartuEstonia

Top 10 Major European Cities of the Future 2018/2019 – FDI Strategy.

RankCityCountry
1
BarcelonaSpain
2AmsterdamNetherlands
3ParisFrance
4BerlinGermany
5DublinIreland
6ViennaAustria
7MilanItaly
8WarsawPoland
9BudapestHungary
10KievUkraine

Top 10 Mid-Sized Euroepan Regions of the Future 2018/2019 – Business Friendliness

RankCityCountry
1
București-Ilfov Romania
2Northern Ireland UK
3North Holland Netherlands
4Stockholm County Sweden
5Greater Copenhagen Denmark
6Central HungaryHungary
7Lower Silesia Poland
8WalesUK
9North-east England UK
10Greater PolandPoland

Top 10 Mid-Sized European Regions of the Future 2018/2019 – Human Capital + Lifestyle.

RankCityCountry
1
București-Ilfov Sweden
2Berlin Region Germany
3Greater Copenhagen Denmark
4București-Ilfov Romania Uusimaa
5Uusimaa Finland
6Hamburg Region Germany
7Vienna RegionAustria
8North HollandNetherlands
9Västra Götaland County Sweden
10Central HungaryHungary