Monday, April 20, 2015

Nanaimo In Top Ten FDi Cities of Future


Nanaimo's Ranking for 'Cost Effectiveness' has improved from #8 in 2014 to #5 in 2015


FDi Intelligence has released it's 'American Cities of the Future 2015/2016' and once again Nanaimo has been listed in the top ten under the category for 'Cost Effectiveness'. Not only has Nanaimo been recognized as one of the top ten cities in America our ranking has also improved from #8 in 2014 to #5 in 2015.

Cost Effectiveness Datapoints include items such as:

  • Average annual salary for unskilled
  • Average annual salary for semi-skilled
  • Average annual salary for skilled
  • Annual rent for prime grade A office space
  • Annual rent for prime grade A industrial space
  • Electricity ($ per kilowatt hour)
  • Four-star hotels in city centre
  • Gasoline prices ($ per litre)
  • Minimum wage $/hr.
  • Cost to export ($ per container)
  • Cost to import ($ per container)
  • Cost of establishing a business
  • Corporation tax rate
  • Common indirect tax
  • Country purchasing power parity/ exchange rate




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