Financial Times has admitted Lviv as one of European cities of the future

According to the research of British edition Financial Times, Lviv is the city of future with great historical heritage, tourist potential and investment attraction.  Today, the proof of the rich cultural heritage of Lviv is many theatres, concert halls and the conducting great varieties of cultural events. Lviv entered Top-10 European cities of the future, which will become suitable for doing business.

1. Lviv  is at the geographical core of Europe, gateway from Ukraine to EU

  • Located along international transport routes and quick access to the EU
  • International airport which connects Lviv with 13 European countries
  • Distance to the border with EU is 60 km

2. Successful Foreign Investments Management

  • 3rd position in the FDI involvement rating and in the economic efficiency category (research of “Financial Times; “European Cities & Regions of the future”)
  • Country-leaders on FDI involvement in Lviv (2012): Poland, Cyprus, Austria, Virgin Islands (British), Switzerland, USA, Hungary, Lichtenstein
  • Nearly 800 registered companies with foreign investments in Lviv, among the largest are Auchan, Metro, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Austria Airlines, Cargo Partner, Energie  AG, REWE

3. Lviv is one of the best IT-BPO destinations in the world

  • One of the best IT-BPO destinations along with 30 other cities in the world (recognized by the international audit company KPMG)
  • Middle rate of BS growth is 40 % for the last 4 years

4. Developed relaxation and unique recreation area in and around Lviv

  • In the city at your service there are 49 hotels
  • City is a cultural centre: 8 theatres, over 25 museums, 20 art-galleries

5. Lviv is prepared for growth

  • Lviv successfully cooperates with international financial institutions involving credit money and money of international technical assistance: EBRD, World Bank, KfW, GTZ, USAID
  •  Lviv is a member of “Eurocities”, “European Cities Marketing”, OWHC (Organisation of World Heritage Cities) and “Energie-Cites”
  • There are 3 consulates general and 15 honored consulates in the city, representative offices of such organizations as “D&D Lawyers”, J&L Consulting, Adelina call centre, Ancor, Austrian Airlines Call centre, AISEC
  • Lviv has 16 sister cities in 11 countries
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