Nice news indeed… Someone actually noticed that Belgrade is growing 🙂
In the next round of voting, Belgrade will be fighting for the title of City of future in South Europe and then hopefully get to the final round…
More at FDI Magazine
The votes for the first round of the European Cities and Regions of the Future 2006/07 have been counted. Charles Piggott reports on the locations that scored highest in the 28 individual criteria across the seven main categories.
A total of 89 hopeful locations filed bids with fDi to join the magazine’s list of Cities and Regions of the Future.
SOUTHERN EUROPE/SOUTH-EAST CENTRAL EUROPE:
Winner: Belgrade, Serbia
Serbia’s economy grew at 8.6% in 2004 and GDP growth is expected to exceed 6% in 2005. Total investment in Serbia in 2005 is estimated to be €1.65bn and significant recent investors include Italy’s Banca Intesa, US company Ball Packaging and Germany’s Metro Cash & Carry. Metro’s facility in Belgrade was the largest greenfield investment in south-east Europe in 2004. In addition, Microsoft has established its first software development centre in south-east Europe in Belgrade.