Business-Friendly and Investment-Ready Cities: City Government and the Local Business Growth and Investment Climate

In an increasingly competitive global business climate, the role of business-friendliness and investment-readiness in cities is more important than ever. Business-Friendly and Investment-Ready Cities: City Government and the Local Business Growth and Investment Climate explains how business and investment climates are crucial to economic development, job creation, and capital attraction in cities.

The report establishes criteria and definitions for business-friendliness and investment-readiness in cities; examines how various European cities cultivate local business growth and increase inbound capital; and offers recommendations for several specific city governments to improve business and investment environments. It includes four in-depth case studies of business and investment climates in Barcelona, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna.

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