Cushman & Wakefield, the London based real estate consultancy firm, has published their traditional survey concerning European business locations.
Ms. Elaine Rossall and Mr. Neil Gorman have conducted a thorough report illuminating key factors in relocating firms' perceptions towards European location. They main findings are:
With a slow recovery from recession and with companies continuing to focus on being located in cities that can provide them with a cost effective yet efficient base, cities continue to be in competition with each other to attract inward investment. The European Cities Monitor examines a number of key issues that corporate consider when considering new locations and indicates how effectively each European city is perceived to perform and where improvements are seen to have been made over the last year.
Best cities to locate a business today:
London is still the leading city in which to do business, with a similar score to 2009. Paris remains in second place and Frankfurt in third, with the gap between second and third place closing slightly.
Brussels regains fourth place from Barcelona, while Amsterdam moves back up the ranking to sixth place.
This year the most impressive rise in the rankings is seen by Vienna, increasing six places to 22nd.
Düsseldorf moves up from 15th to 10th over the year, while Manchester also advances four places from 16th to 12th.
This year both Edinburgh and Bratislava are new cities to the ranking, and they are ranked 27th and 32nd respectively.
Top 10 EU cities to locate a business today are:
The above data is extracted from the original report. The full report can be downloaded from Cushman & Wakefield's site: http://www.europeancitiesmonitor.eu