Greater Copenhagen has Europe's best FDI strategy

Greater Copenhagen’s strategy to attract foreign investment is the best among Europe’s mid-sized regions, according to the Financial Times. Copenhagen Capacity who is behind the strategy invites international companies to Greater Copenhagen, ready to help you to a successful start in the region.

Greater Copenhagen has won the prestigious award for the best strategy to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the European Cities and Regions of the Future rankings 2016/17 by fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times.

Best among regions with 1.5 and 4 million inhabitants

“Greater Copenhagen is the winner of best FDI strategy among Europe’s mid-sized regions because it has a lot to offer to international companies in terms of attractive high-growth sectors and a strong focus on attracting and retaining talent, backed by a very visionary and well thought-through strategy for attracting foreign investors and companies”, said Courtney Fingar, Editor-in-Chief of fDi Magazine that is behind the rankings.

Greater Copenhagen won in the category medium-sized European regions with between 1.5 and 4 million inhabitants, where also the Greater Stockholm Region, Northern Ireland, the Basque County and  Wallonia were on the shortlist.

Business opportunities in life sciences, cleantech, smart lighting and big data

Copenhagen Capacity who developed the FDI strategy works targeted to develop and present foreign investors and companies with customised investment opportunities within:

  • Life sciences.
  • Green technology.
  • Smart lighting.
  • Smart city and Big Data.
  • Logistics.
  • Building and infrastructure projects.

“We are honoured to win for best FDI strategy among Europe’s mid-sized regions. It is a testament to our strong dedication to inviting foreign investors to do business in Greater Copenhagen and assisting them in making a successful start. Many international businesses have chosen Greater Copenhagen for their Nordic headquarters, and I hope many more will come – Copenhagen Capacity is ready to assist all the way”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity, who is behind the FDI strategy.

How can we help your company?

Copenhagen Capacity supports foreign companies, investors and talent in making a successful start in Greater Copenhagen, free of charge.

If you want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact one of our business consultants.

About the fDi rankings

The biennial European Cities and Regions of the Future rankings by fDi Intelligence ranks the top locations in the following categories: Economic Potential, Cost Effectiveness, Connectivity, Human Capital and Lifestyle, Business Friendliness and FDI Strategy.

fDi Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Ltd, is the largest FDI centre of excellence globally.

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