fDiIntelligence.com’s ranking of American Cities of the Future 2015/16 has named Greenville, SC, the #1 Micro City of the Future (#1 overall and #1 in economic potential) for the second time in a row. (Greenville also ranked #1 in the 2013/2014 study.)
fDi defines a micro city as a city with a population under 100,000. This study includes cities in North, Central, and South America.
In total, 421 locations were analyzed with data then collected under these categories: economic potential, business friendliness, human capital, lifestyle, cost effectiveness, and connectivity.
It is astonishing how far Greenville has come within the past 15 years. Reborn under the visionary leadership of its city government and bolstered by support from the business community and residents, Greenville is a city on the move with great economic potential and a government that is pro business and investment. Add in successful South Carolina tax incentives designed to attract foreign investment and the future is bright for Greenville, SC.
“Greenville has a successful track record [for] attracting and retaining companies from around the world; we look forward to our future as the premier location for international investment.” — Knox White, Mayor of Greenville.
fDi’s analysis indicates Greenville’s potential as a lucrative place to invest. Study statistics highlighting Greenville are shared below. Click here to view the entire report.
Greenville, SC, is ranked #1 micro city overall:
Greenville, SC, is ranked #1 micro city in economic potential:
Greenville, SC, is ranked #2 micro city in business friendliness: