Frankfurt – first place in fDi’s German Cities of the Future 2016/17 ranking @Invest
Frankfurt’s financial importance helped make it German City of the Future in fDi’s ranking. This year’s German City of the Future, Frankfurt, has an impressive strategy in place to attract investors. With a global focus and presence, the city’s economic development agency has offices in the US, Japan, China and India, while also participating in international events and seminars, trade exhibitions and investment roadshows.
The city, a financial hub at the heart of the Frankfurt-Rhein-Main metropolitan region, is apicture of economic health: Sixty-three of the Fortune Global 500 companies have a presence in the city. According to the CEO of the local economic development agency, 27 % of Frankfurt’s population are non-Germans, demonstrating an openness to global business and talent.
The city is undergoing some major infrastructure developments that are bound to have a positive impact on the investment landscape. One such development is the new Gateway Gardens Global Business Village, planned for a site next to the city’s airport but connected to the regional train network. Extensive transport developments are under way, with rail, tram and subway extensions under development.
The study can be found here.