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bialalinia

European Cities Monitor (2007), the best cities for business in Europe

Location

2007 Rank

2007 Score

2006 Rank

2006 Score

London

1

0.92

0.91

1

Paris

2

0.57

2

0.59

Frankfurt

3

0.32

3

0.36

Barcelona

4

0.25

4

0.27

Amsterdam

5

0.25

 6

0.23

Brussels

6

0.25

5

0.24

Madrid

7

0.22

7

0.2

Berlin

8

0.22

8

0.18

Munich

9

0.18

9

0.18

Milan

10

0.14

12

0.13

Dublin

11

0.13

11

0.14

Geneva

12

0.13

20

0.08

Zurich

13

0.12

10

0.16

Prague

14

0.11

13

0.12

Lisbon

15

0.1

15

0.1

Düsseldorf

16

0.09

14

0.11

Lyon

17

0.09

24

0.07

Manchester

18

0.09

21

0.08

Warsaw

19

0.09

18

0.09

Hamburg

20

0.08

16

0.1

Birmingham

21

0.08

19

0.09

Stockholm

22

0.08

17

0.09

Budapest

23

0.07

22

0.08

Vienna

24

0.06

23

0.08

Copenhagen

25

0.06

27

0.06

Glasgow

26

0.05

25

0.06

Rome

27

0.05

26

0.06

Bucharest

28

0.05

29

0.04

Helsinki

29

0.05

30

0.04

Leeds

30

0.04

28

0.05

Moscow

31

0.04

31

0.03

Oslo

32

0.03

33

0.02

Athens

33

0.03

32

0.03

Importance of factors for locating business

2007

2006

Availability of qualified staff

62%

59%

Easy access to markets, customers or clients

58%

63%

The quality of telecommunications

55%

50%

Transport links with other cities and internationally

52%

55%

Cost of staff

36%

36%

Languages spoken

29%

27%

The climate governments create for business through tax policies or financial incentives

27%

31%

Value for money of office space

26%

29%

Availability of office space

26%

27%

Ease of travelling around within the city

24%

26%

The quality of life for employees

21%

19%

Freedom from pollution

16%

15%

  2004 data

Source: Cushman & Wakefield, Global Real Estate Solutions

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