Uptown Greenville, NC


Greenville, NC Named a Top Ten City of the Future

GREENVILLE, NC (April 10, 2013) – Greenville, NC has been named a top 10 Micro City in fDi Magazine’s “American Cities of the Future 2013/14.”  The rankings focus on a mixture of data and expert opinion to showcase cities that have the best prospects for inward investment, economic development and business expansion.

fDi Magazine, from the Financial Times, compiled research and created shortlists from over 400 cities in North and South America.  This collection of data includes five categories:  economic potential, human resources, cost effectiveness, infrastructure and business friendliness.  A sixth category, FDI strategy, was judged and scored by an independent panel based on over 100 city submissions.

“This latest recognition by the Financial Times serves to bolster Greenville's growing reputation as a top tier southern university and medical marketplace,” says Carl Rees, economic development manager for the City of Greenville. “We are honored to be acknowledged based on the type of objective data that makes up this report.”

Greenville is listed as the #10 Overall Micro City of the Future, #8 Micro City for Human Resources, and #8 Micro City for FDI Strategy.  Greenville is ranked in the Micro Cities category, which includes cities with populations under 100,000.

“So often, we focus on what we don’t have, what we’re not doing well, what our obstacles are,” says Wanda Yuhas, executive director of the Pitt County Development Commission.  “The  Financial Times, a much respected business publication, reminds us that we do many things very well.”

The Financial Times, one of the world’s leading business news organizations, is recognized internationally for business intelligence on the web, providing an essential source of news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community.