European Cities Classification

Healey and Baker's report about European Cities (best cities to locate a business today). In the overall rating of best cities for business the top cities of London, Paris and Frankfurt remain unchanged. The other cities to move up this year are: Manchester (19th to 13th), Geneva (15th to 14th), Lisbon (17th to 15th), Lyon (20th to 19th), Warsaw (26th to 22nd), Budapest (25th to 23rd), Oslo (29th to 27th), and Moscow (30th to 28th). Access to markets just pips the availability of qualified staff as the single most important factor. Communication factors remain very important. Cost factors come next, with cost of staff the most important of these. Quality of life factors are the least significant.