Understanding the most recent trends in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) can help to identify, by sector, which locations are most attractive for corporates’ operations. Our latest findings confirm that for tech companies, Western European capitals such as Dublin, London, Paris and Amsterdam remain the most attractive foreign investment destinations, despite their high real estate and labour costs.
On the other hand, our analysis on the rate of growth and intensity of FDI, reveals that locations in Southern and Eastern Europe such as Barcelona, Lisbon, Sofia, Bucharest, and Kyiv are emerging as the next destinations leveraging their competitive cost, quality ratio, on talent and real estate.
The ability to tap into a high-quality talent pool remains one of the top priorities for investors; however, other aspects such as cost of labour and government incentives are also among the major influencing factors of location selection decisions.
Cushman & Wakefield can help you strategize your next move by leveraging our expertise and best practices in location selection via labour analytics, incentives advisory, and deep knowledge in real estate.