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Mississauga receives fDi awards for best mid-sized city of the future

The criteria for the award looks at the infrastructure, incentives and capabilities of cities and regions for attracting future inward investment.

June 18, 2021  by CM Staff

MISSISSAUGA — The City of Mississauga has received five awards from Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine, highlighted by its return as the overall winner for mid-sized City of the Future 2021/2022 in all of the Americas for strong economic performance. The criteria for the award looks at the infrastructure, incentives and capabilities of cities and regions for attracting future inward investment.

“It’s an absolute honour to once again hold on to our ranking of top Mid-Sized American City of the Future – it’s simply a testament to Mississauga’s prosperous and sustainable economy. We celebrate this recognition together with our dynamic and resilient business community, our supportive City Council and our dedicated Economic Development staff. The City of Mississauga continues to make it a priority to attract great talent and key knowledge-based companies that contribute to enhancing our global profile,” said Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “Being innovative and welcoming to businesses reinforces our reputation as a destination where companies choose to invest, create jobs and remain ahead of the competition. Our office will continue to facilitate economic development and business expansion to Mississauga for a healthy and prosperous economy.”

Mississauga received recognition in the following categories as a mid-sized City:

  • First in Cities of the Future
  • Second in Business Friendliness
  • Second in Economic Potential
  • Third in Connectivity

“Mississauga is an open and diverse city with the assets businesses need to locate, grow and succeed. We are part of one of the world’s fastest growing major city economies that has a highly skilled and extremely diverse talent pool, with strong connections to global markets and opportunities,” said Harold Dremin, Director of Economic Development. “We are humbled and encouraged by this international recognition to continue on our path helping businesses locate, grow and prosper and we look forward to an even brighter future.”

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