Ljubljana provides a business-friendly environment
Ljubljana took the high third place on the list of 100 cities that provide the best business environment.
On the Business-Friendly City Perception Index 2021, experts rated cities from Eastern Europe with over 200,000 inhabitants. Ljubljana took third place, just behind Lodz and Prague, and compared to the year before, we have improved our ranking by one place.
Evaluation in eight categories
The evaluators selected five cities in each category, and each of them received one point. We achieved the highest ranking – 2nd place for the third year in a row – in the category of quality of life, where they noted a high level of life satisfaction, which includes everything from physical health, leisure activities, family, education, employment, security, freedom, religion, gender equality and diversity, and the environment. Let us also highlight the category of economic potential, in which Ljubljana ranked 4th, and it should be emphasized that there are only three cities (in addition to Ljubljana, Vilnius and Lodz), which were ranked in this category all three years in a row, from 2019 to 2021.
The Eastern European Cities scale is part of the Business-Friendly City Perception 2021 survey, in which the authors were interested in what global foreign direct investment experts, site selection consultants and location analysts think about European cities. The study involved 103 experts from around the world, most of them from Western Europe and North America.