The current fDi ranking for 2016/17 has collected data for 481 locations (294 cities, 148 regions and 39 local business partnerships) in the following categories - Economic Potential, Labour Environment, Cost Effectiveness, Infrastructure and Business Friendliness.
The fDi ranking places Zagreb at the fourth place leaving behind Dresden, Lyon, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Hannover, while Oslo, Munich and Hamburg are at the top of the ranking for large European cities and their human capital and quality of life.
The top ten "South European Cities of the Future" are headed by Istanbul, followed by Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Lisbon, Ljubljana, Rome, Ankara and Bilbao in tenth place.
Ivanec and Jastrebarsko in Croatia have been ranked first and seventh respectively in the list of the top ten micro European citizens with the best strategies to attract foreign investments.
"Recognising Zagreb as one of the most desirable investment destinations in Europe will certainly contribute to the increased interest by foreign investors and encourage city authorities to continue with active investment policies," Deputy Mayor of Zagreb Vesna Kusin told a press conference on Wednesday.
She assessed that this was acknowledgement of the city's authorities to create a favourable investment climate and that this has resulted from the work of city authorities and administration.
Kusin said that fDi Intelligence Magazine had been published for more than ten years and was a significant source of information for business people and investors about the most favourable locations European locations for investments.