Greater Copenhagen is second best for high-value investments

Greater Copenhagen is the world’s second most popular metropolitan area for placing high-value investment projects according to IBM Global Location Trends 2017 Report.

IBM’s annual Global Location Trends report analyses the latest developments in corporate location selection around the world. The analysis is based on real life decisions made by companies about where to establish new operations or expand existing business.

Greater Copenhagen (the Copenhagen-Malmö region) is the 13th most popular metropolitan area in Europe when it comes to attracting FDI projects, according to IBM Global Location Trends 2017 Report.

And when looking at the value of projects, based on value of jobs, Greater Copenhagen leaps to second place globally, surpassed only by Dublin.

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Well-considered investment location

The report focuses on investment projects for which a clear decision on the investment location has been made, rather than measuring capital flows through foreign direct investment (FDI) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).

The analysis of volumes of foreign investment focuses on job creation because, from an economic development perspective, job creation is the best indicator of the local economic impact of the investment. Jobs created through investments are filled by local employees or staff relocating and consequently generate income and welfare in the region.

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Knowledge-intensive industry clusters

For each investment project, the assessment methods integrate factors such as: project sector value added and productivity, project sector knowledge intensity, and the project’s occupational profile composition, represented by wages and skills.

“The IBM report confirms that Greater Copenhagen offers one of the world’s most attractive business environments: innovative companies and strong industry clusters, highly competitive taxes and business costs as well as a famously flexible labour market with highly skilled employees. We are ready to assist foreign companies, who wish to set up and grow their business in Greater Copenhagen”, says Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity.

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Top 10 metropolitan areas by average value of projects*

Dublin #1
Greater Copenhagen #2
Singapore #3
Shanghai #4
Vilnius #5
Bangkok #6 
Amsterdam-Rotterdam #7
Frankfurt #8
Atlanta #9
Munich #10

*based on value of jobs

How can we help you company?

If you want to know more about investing or starting up business in Greater Copenhagen, please contact Director for Investment Promotion Marianna, Lubanski, via email: mlu@copcap.com or mobile phone +45 30 46 36 40. Our services are free of charge.