Monday 12 February 2018 5:03 pm
Shenzhen, San Jose, Tel Aviv: global cities to watch in 2018
What is city talk?
As investors in global cities we compile a biannual index using a number of factors to identify the most economically vibrant cities. With the publication of the latest version of the index, we’ve also taken the opportunity to highlight those cities that we believe have the greatest potential to move up the rankings in 2018. We have broken this down into the regions, to select a potential best improver for Asia, North America, and Europe/Middle East. The cities we have chosen all have growing levels of disposable income, large and growing populations and a well-educated workforce. These cities should be able to use these advantages to attract companies which, in turn, will attract talented employees. A cost-effective and efficient transport system can underpin the economic success of a city. Mass transit allows people to access a city, drawing on a wider employment set and facilitating growth. An improvement in mass transit for all three cities would further help their prospects.