Houston: Global City of the Future
According to a new report launched by fDi Intelligence, Houston ranks No. #3 among global cities of the future 2020/21.
The global ranking defines secondary cities as non-capitals that attract no more than 20% of their country’s total FDI projects, and no less than 1%, with a total population of under eight million.
In this context, Houston stands out among the best cities for global business investment, human capital and lifestyle.
"The Texan city is a reputable talent hub and, according to the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities, is home to five of the global top 500 universities, as well as over 30 international baccalaureate schools. This contributed to its achieving third place in the Human Capital and Lifestyle category. Houston also placed sixth in the Business Friendliness category. The city’s welcoming business environment is clearly a hit with investors, as it recorded 53 expansion or co-location projects between May 2015 and April 2020, representing more than a quarter of its total inward FDI and the second highest out of all locations analysed", the organization stated.
Houston ranked No. 3 behind San Francisco and Montreal. Houston ranked ahead of other North American cities including Boston (No. 6), Seattle (No. 9), Austin (No. 11), Miami (No. 18), Dallas (No. 19) and Atlanta (No. 20).