The publisher for Site Selection magazine just released a report on the most competitive cities globally. Their approach utilized hard data, augmented by local and new project investments, buttressed by a survey of site selection executives regarding “competitiveness”. Their goal was to identify “true city competitiveness” by highlighting the top-five cities in a dozen industry sectors.
DFW jumped out with only a quick skim of the executive summary! Why? Because we were in the top-five cities across 10 of the 12 industry sectors. We talk all the time about our region’s diversity and its value. This is a clear example of how valuable that diversity is as a driver and how it gives us an incredible edge for both organic growth and business relocations – and may partially explain the high level of job gains we have been seeing. The chart below highlights the industries where DFW scored in the top five.
So with such a strong showing, the next question has to be – who was ahead of us? Well, only one global / US market beat us with 12 of 12 – that was Dubai. This emphatically positions DFW as an up-and-coming world city. Attached is a link to last week’s press release. http://siteselection.com/press/releases/151103%20WMCC.html