EU businesses back Brussels
28 September 2004, BRUSSELS - The self-styled capital of Europe has once again proved the fourth most popular town for growing businesses, it was reported on Tuesday.
28 September 2004
BRUSSELS - The self-styled capital of Europe has once again proved the fourth most popular town for growing businesses, it was reported on Tuesday.
The city ranked after London, Paris and Frankfurt in a survey of 500 business leaders from 15,000 of the most important European companies.
Amsterdam came fifth in the fifteenth European Cities Monitor (ECM), with the Spanish cities Barcelona and Madrid hot on its heels: the pair has been climbing the ratings rapidly in recent years.
Business chiefs were asked about their vision for Europe and about their choice of location for key business.
The study looked at factors such as work costs, the accessibility of markets, telecommunications, the promotional efforts of towns, the climate for investment and the towns' quality of life.
Brussels scored highly for its geographical position because of its good international transport network and the ease of access to markets.
Its telecommunications - which moved from eighth to fifth ranking in the survey - were also praised in the report.
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Subject: Belgian news