Unique indices highlight the top countries and metro areas in terms of their outlook for corporate investment
20 May 2021
Is a global economy wrung out from a historic pandemic ready to be refreshed and rejuvenated?
Site Selection’s refreshed Global Best to Invest rankings offer some guideposts for the way back.
First, we present our country rankings by five world regions — in cumulative and per-capita terms — based on the following sources:
- Conway Data Projects Database data 2016-2020
- Milken Institute Global Opportunity Index 2021 (business perception rank and overall rank)
- World Bank Doing Business rankings
- World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index
35th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Change in Site Selection Priorities and Plans Over the Short and Long TermMay 19 2021
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Judging by the number of e-commerce and health-related facility investments all around us in this pandemic year, you’d expect those categories to vault to the top of any global ranking by industry sector. They didn’t quite reach the summit, but logistics (+19.3%) and life sciences (+12%) show the biggest...