Helsinki was placed second in fDi Magazine's list of the European Cities of the Future 2014/2015. In a study of the most promising investment locations in Europe, Helsinki emerged as a new entry while London ranked first place retaining its position.
According to the magazine, Helsinki has been receiving increased attention for its efforts to attract foreign direct investment and scored particularly well for FDI strategy. The city highlights its focus on three key areas to promote investment: research, development and innovation; growth capital and high-tech start-ups; and transnational functions such as sea and air links.
The shortlist for the fDi European Cities and Regions of the Future was created by the fDi Intelligence division of the Financial Times.