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The Top Investment Promotion Agency of
East Europe (2016)
Site Selection Magazine

Site Selection magazine is an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development. Published six times a year by Conway Inc., the magazine reaches more than 48,000 qualified subscribers with timely news, information and analysis on significant industrial facility expansion activity and site location trends worldwide. Subscribers are high-level corporate executives with decision-making responsibility for business locations.

Site Selection published in May the annual Best to Invest Global Rankings of national investment promotion agencies and countries. The editors of Site Selection and a distinguished panel of global foreign direct investment experts and site consultants announced the Top Global Investment Promotion Agencies for 2016.

According to the rankings, IZKA's "Invest in Izmir" has been named The Top Investment Promotion Agency of East Europe in 2016.

These agencies accumulated the most points in a set of criteria that include:

  • Most professionally responsive to investor inquiries
  • Most knowledgeable and linguistically diverse staff
  • Most access to user-friendly databases of sites and incentives, both general and sector-specific
  • Best information on timing expectations for permitting and other processes
  • Best access to recent investors in the region for testimonials
  • Best reputation for protecting investor confidentiality
  • Best reputation for after-care services

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"The Best to Invest Top Agency Award"
in Middle East & Africa by Site Selection (2015)

Site Selection magazine is an internationally circulated business publication covering corporate real estate and economic development. Published six times a year by Conway Inc., the magazine reaches more than 48,000 qualified subscribers with timely news, information and analysis on significant industrial facility expansion activity and site location trends worldwide. Subscribers are high-level corporate executives with decision-making responsibility for business locations.

Site Selection published in May the annual Best to Invest Global Rankings of national investment promotion agencies and countries. The editors of Site Selection and a distinguished panel of global foreign direct investment experts and site consultants announced the Top Global Investment Promotion Agencies for 2015.

According to the rankings, IZKA's InvestinIzmir has been named Best Regional Foreign Direct Investment Agency in the Middle East & Africa Region.

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Izmir as one of the 10th locations in Europe:
FDI’s European Cities and Regions of the Future Awards

FDI Intelligence, a division of the Financial Times Ltd, is the largest FDI center of excellence globally. Specializing in all areas relating to foreign direct investment and investment promotion, the full suite of services includes: location advertising to generate brand awareness; industry-leading intelligence tools to develop FDI strategies and identify potential investors; and tailored FDI events and investor roundtables to meet target companies and generate business leads.

FDI Intelligence published its ranking of European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17, which seeks to rank the economic, business and financial strengths of cities across Europe. İzmir was announced as the 10th city in terms of best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

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İzmir is among the top 5 most competitive cities in
Eastern Europe and Central Asia

According to the World's Most Competitive Cities report published by Conway Inc., the producer of the Site Selection Magazine which has been published regularly for more than sixty years, İzmir took place among the 5 most competitive cities in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in certain sectors in 2015.

According to the report, İzmir became the most competitive city of Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Aeronautics and Space sector, while it ranked third in Chemistry and Energy sectors.

Analyzing the business environment in the world from time to time, Conway prepared the 2015 World's Most Competitive Cities Report. The company worked with reputable research companies such as Oxford Economics, Tractus and Moody's Analytics and included settlements with over 500.000 population to the research while preparing the report. The levels of competitiveness of the cities were determined by comparing the surveys conducted with company executives, the number of their investment projects, their size and their socio-economic indicators.

Also emphasized on the report were the prediction of İzmir's high growth in the next 5 years, being the second largest trade center of Turkey, having the 9.3% of the total industrial production of Turkey, having a 4 million population, having 9 (5 private and 4 state) universities and hosting large-scale investment of firms such as Pratt & Whitney, SOCAR and Deceuninck.

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İzmir: World’s Second Fastest Growing Metropolitan Economy

With only 20 percent of the population, the world’s 300 largest metropolitan economies account for nearly half of global economic output. Through Global Metro Monitor report and interactive, users can understand the individual trajectories of the world’s large metropolitan economies and gain new insights into sources of growth that national or regional assessments tend to obscure.

The fastest growing metro areas, as measured by economic performance index that combines employment and GDP per capita growth, are concentrated in China, Turkey and the Middle East.

Four Turkish cities entered the list of the world’s top 10 best performing cities economically in 2014, according to a report by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.

İzmir was chosen second fastest growing metropolitan economy.

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