STAMFORD, Conn. -- Here's a top 10 list to smile about: Stamford has been ranked number seven in this year’s Financial Times’ fDi “American Cities of the Future 2017/2018” report.
The city was one of more than 200 locales with populations between 100,000 and 350,000 analyzed by the Financial Times’ Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Intelligence.
Mayor David Martin and Economic Development Director Thomas Madden announced the news. “We continue to work hard to make Stamford attractive for businesses of all sizes, whether we are helping companies expand within Stamford or bringing new corporate partners here for the first time,” said Mayor Martin.
“While we are happy to see this work recognized by the Financial Times, there is still more to do.”
To create their 2017/2018 rankings, fDi looked at five categories: economic potential, business friendliness, human capital and lifestyle, cost-effectiveness, and connectivity.
Out of small 209 cities reviewed, Stamford ranked seventh overall, ninth in economic potential, and second for connectivity. Stamford received the best ranking for a “small” city in New England, with Boston, MA ranking sixth overall for a “major” city.
“The recent announcements of Henkel, Octagon Sports, and Partners Reinsurance moving to Stamford reinforce the rankings and represent the continued commitment to improve Stamford as a business ready and business-friendly city on national level," added Madden.
"As Stamford moves forward with its Innovation District, I hope to see the city continue to move up in the rankings.”
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