The top of the overall ranking belongs to the Western European cities, with the exception of Moscow which is located on the fourth position. The Central and Eastern Europe is represented by Prague (20th position) and Warsaw (21st). Top hundred cities feature Cracow (69th), Katowice (87th) and Poznań (96th). Other Polish cities included in the ranking are Lublin (120th), Wrocław (131st), Gdańsk (135th), Szczecin (152nd), Łódź (153rd), Bydgoszcz (166th) and Wałbrzych (218th).
Polish cities received best scores in creating and communicating their investment attraction strategies. Here, as many as half of the top ten Eastern European cities are Polish: Katowice (no. 1), Cracow (no. 2), Lublin (no. 3), Warsaw (no. 6) and Poznań (no. 8). The following factors, among others, are taken into account in this category: number of staff dealing with promotion and investor services, major initiatives aimed at attracting more investments, information on sectors which are appealing for investors, description of investment incentives and developers' offer.
The ranking confirms how important for the investment attraction are such issues as good municipal transport, communication with other cities within and outside the country, human resources and quality of life.
120th position among 253 cities, ahead of Wrocław, Gdańsk and Łódź, constitutes a great distinction for Lublin. It proves that our city changes its image, takes care of the development of entrepreneurship and improves the elements responsible for the creation of the business-friendly climate.
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