Warsaw Ahead of Vienna and Prague in the Ranking of the Most Attractive European Business Cities

Published: October 13, 2011; 17:34 · (Vindobona)

Warsaw moved up three places in the ranking of the most attractive European cities to locate a business, prepared by Cushman & Wakefield.

Warsaw Ahead of Vienna and Prague in the Ranking of the Most Attractive European Business Cities / Picture: © Flickr

In this year the capital of Poland ranked 21th out of 36 evaluated cities. In addition, Warsaw improved its position in 8 from 12 categories compared to 2010.

Warsaw is an increasingly attractive place to do business. This confirms that our city is a large, open, and perspective market.  Jarosław Kochaniak, the vice president of Warsaw stressed at a press conference, during which the report "European Cities Monitor" was presented.

He added that Warsaw is the most attractive capital in the region, ahead of Prague, Vienna and Budapest. Moreover, he underlined that the next scope for Warsaw is a place in the top of the ranking.

Warsaw won the ranking for “Best cities in terms of value for money of office space”. The quality of office space in Warsaw is improving steadily. The last two years despite the economic slowdown showed that interest in the commercial space market was very strong, said Kochaniak. The City ranked 2nd in the category “Best cities in terms of cost of staff”.

Furthermore, Warsaw compared to last year has improved its score in following categories: easy access to markets and customers (19th place, 24th place a year earlier) and the availability of skilled workers (14th place, 8th place a year earlier). High, on the fifth place, ranked business climate created by the government.

The city should improve quality of life for employees (32nd place) and care more about the environment (34th place).