2010-02-19 11:00Press release

Stockholm 4th best European investment destination

Stockholm takes a big leap to the top in renowned ranking list European Cities & Regions of the Future 2010/2011, by FDI Magazine and Financial Times. Now Stockholm in total is the 4th best European city for foreign direct investments.

Stockholm takes 4th place after London, Paris and Moscow. That means climbing 21 positions since last ranking 2008/2009. The evaluation is based in a number of criteria within areas Quality of life, Infrastructure, Business friendliness and FDI promotion strategy. 

“Stockholm is playing in the highest division. Our focus on knowledge-intense sectors such as ICT, life science and financial services is what investors are demanding. This is an acknowledgment of the international competitiveness of our businesses, the investment climate and our joint ability to promote the region’s competitive advantages.” said Mr Sten Nordin, Mayor of Stockholm.

Top 10 European cities & regions of the future
1. London
2. Paris
3. Moskva
4. Stockholm
5. Barcelona
6. Dublin
7. Vienna
8. Frankfurt
9. Bryssel
10. Edinburgh

More about the report:

Helena Widegren, press officer Mayor’s office
+46 8 508 29 878, helena.widegren@stadshuset.stockholm.se
Per Holmlund, PR manager Stockholm Business Region
+46 70 472 80 69, per.holmlund@sbr.stockholm.se


About Stockholm Business Region
Stockholm Business Region is the official investment promotion agency for the Stockholm region. Stockholm is one of Europe’s most dynamic regions. With continual high growth, world-leading clusters within Life Science and ICT, and as a center for fashion and design, Stockholm is the natural capital city of Scandinavia.

About Invest Stockholm

Invest Stockholm is the official investment promotion agency of Stockholm. We work with the marketing and development of the Stockholm region as a business destination under the brand Stockholm – The Capital of Scandinavia. Invest Stockholm is a subsidiary of Stockholm Business Region, owned by the city of Stockholm. www.investstockholm.com www.visitstockholm.com www.stockholmbusinessregion.com


Anna Gissler
CEO, Invest Stockholm
Anna Gissler