Antwerp attracts increasing numbers of investors


The city of Antwerp is being rewarded for its strategy to attract international investment, rising to second place in the prestigious Financial Times 2020-2021 European rankings.

A team of experts compared the international entrepreneurship potential of more than 300 European cities. In the large cities category (the rankings distinguish between cities according to their size: megacities, large, medium and small cities), the Antwerp metropolis moved into second place, just behind Glasgow and ahead of others such as Manchester, Hamburg and Bordeaux.

It is its strategic plans that have earned the city a four-place rise compared to the previous rankings. To attract foreign investment, major efforts have been made in areas such as digital innovation, environmentally sustainable chemistry and retail. The city's digital marketing strategy was also praised by the jury, which considers the website to be one of the most modern, functional and informative.

Excellent connections with the world via the port, the nearby airports, a solid rail and road network and a rapidly expanding, high-quality digital infrastructure are clearly just some of the assets that make Antwerp very attractive to foreign investors.