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The cities listed below were announced on April 23, 2007 as the top selections among "micro" US cities (under 100,000 population) in the 2007/2008 North American Cities of the Future competition as featured in the April/May 2007 issue of fDi magazine, published by the Financial Times group (FT Business).  These awards were presented during the BIO 2007 convention in Boston on May 7.

The table below summarizes the Top 10 overall rankings of major US cities among all North American competitors, as well as the Top Five rankings on individual selection factors which were used as weighted scores to select the overall winners.

North American Cities of the Future 2007/08  Article in fDi.

2009 North American Cities of the Future nomination process

Background about this competition, and the selection process.  List of all winners.

fDi North American Cities of the Future in Mexico and among large and small cities in Canada.

Contact Bruce Donnelly for more information as the US marketing and advertising sales representative of fDi.

April 23, 2007 press release announcing the winners

There were nominations from 108 cities of all sizes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico for this very competitive business location benchmarking and "short list" selection process involving nine months of research work and independent expert review of more than 60 facts provided by the nominated cities.

This 2007 award program is similar to the cover feature of the June/July 2005 issue of fDi - Foreign Direct Investment magazine.

2005 US winners - Cities and States of the Future

2005 USA Regional finalists

Editor's introduction to fDi

Overall Best Economic Potential Most Cost-Effective Best Human Resources
Best Quality of Life Best Infrastructure Most Business Friendly Best Development and Investment Promotion


US media contact and advertising sales for fDi - Foreign Direct Investment magazine:


Bruce Donnelly at Global Direct Investment Solutions

TEL  847-304-4655  in Chicago     Bio for Bruce Donnelly 

How to advertise in fDi - summary of editorial calendar, event plans, and rates. 


2007 campaigns   Examples for 2007 planning of integrated location brand marketing campaigns with fDi magazine and other Financial Times group services in print, online, and events

2008 fDi media kit (.pdf)


Circulation statistics and editorial background about fDi magazine


Editor's introduction to fDi    Search back issues of fDi


Examples : Who reads fDi magazine?  fDi advertisers  


Recent ad campaign in the Financial Times

The 2007 fDi North American Cities of the Future awards were presented to winners during the BIO 2007 convention in Boston.

Many of the leading economic development agencies in the world promote their regions as business cluster locations at BIO each year to attract the interest of executives in the biotech and life sciences field.

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