HK, Beijing, Shanghai among most ‘magnetic’ cities
Hong Kong took the ninth spot in the 2017 Global Power City Index (GPCI) report, followed by Beijing at 13th and Shanghai at 15th rank, according to Business Wire.
The annual report evaluates and ranks 44 major cities according to their “magnetism,” or their overall power to attract creative individuals and enterprises from around the world. Cities are rated on the basis of six categories: economy, R&D, cultural interaction, livability, environment and accessibility.
Although Hong Kong fell from seventh to ninth in the overall ranking this year, the city continued to score highly in the category of “accessibility”.