- High projected growth
- A growing population
- Excellent infrastructure
- Skilled workers with high disposable incomes
- Top universities
How did the rest of the world fare?While China certainly dominated, North America also featured heavily in the index, taking 17 of the 30 places. New York, which was ranked second in August’s publication, took fifth place in the latest index just ahead of Los Angeles (6), Dallas (7), Houston (9), Chicago (10) and Washington (11). New York’s move to fifth is not due to a downgrade of New York but more of an upgrade in the growth of Chinese cities. The only place the Chinese cities really fell down was in their prospects for disposable income for the working population.
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