Madrid – Indicator global energy cities (GPCI) 2021, published by the Urban Strategies Institute of the Japan Mori Memorial Foundation, places for the first time Madrid It is ranked ninth in the world among the ten most attractive cities for investments, companies and talent.
GPCI is the indicator most valued by multinational companies in the selection processes for the location of new headquarters and research centers.
Since 2008, the GPCI Index has analyzed 48 cities on five continents according to 70 criteria from the following categories: economic environment, research and development, cultural interaction, quality of life, sustainability and accessibility.
In this edition, the Spanish capital’s best scores were in the classes quality of life (1st place), cultural interaction (11th), and accessibility (fourteenth).
In terms of ranking, the top positions in the 2021 Index are as follows: London, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, Amsterdam, Berlin, Seoul, Madrid and Shanghai.
“This is a critical achievement for the overthrow of the city of Madrid” and its region, he said in a statement on Thursday. Gerardo Seliger, CEO of Open City of Madrid, a non-profit association whose main goal is to attract investment, businesses, talent, cultural and sporting events.
He considered that these results were possible thanks to the “remarkable” cooperation between the public and private sectors in Madrid, which outstrips large global business centers such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney or even Los Angeles.
Regional advisor for economics, finance and employment, Javier Fernandez LasquiteHe stressed that the report highlights the management of the epidemic and its impact on the economy.
This indicator will help us attract more investments from all over the world. Madrid is attracting because there is talent here, within the framework of economic freedom and with lower taxes.”, Controversy.
The Madrid region is the main economic engine of Spain and contributes about a fifth of the national GDP.
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