At the international competition “Cities and Regions of The Future 2016/17”, the British Financial Times has ranked the northern Croatian town of Ivanec number one among the top 10 European microcities (cities with the population less than 100,000), in the category “strategy for attracting and encouraging foreign direct investment”.
This is the second time in two years that a team of FDI analysts ranked Ivanec among the top ten investment destination on the level of European microcities, Ivanec mayor Milorad Batinic told a news conference.
The mayor said the town of Ivanec was implementing intensive activities, such as adopting the Development Strategy. The mayor announced a mini reform of local government which would include removing bureaucratic obstacles.
The FDI’s European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 ranking provides an invaluable benchmark for assessing the continent’s investment landscape.
Mayor Batinic expressed satisfaction with the fact that another Croatian town Jastrebarsko was ranked seventh on that list.