Financial Times – Belgrade is a city of the future

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

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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.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Cao, Nino! Yes, nice news indeed. And well deserved I would add. Good that the people on the source of business information have recognized this!! I personally know a few people from other countries that really loved the city, its people and atmosphere. And spring and fall are the best time to really enjoy the city, like in most other European cities. And thanks for posting this – nice news, and nice of you to post it!!! good luck with your website – keep on…

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