Mobile Ranks High for the Future
Friday, Apr 29, 2011
- Sunday, Apr 29, 2012

In its first ever ranking of American Cities of
the Future 2011/2012, fDi Magazine ranked
Mobile in the No. 10 spot among small cities,
defined as those with a population of 100,000 to
The research published in the magazine’s April
issue weighed 60 criteria from economic potential
to business friendliness, and highlights the
economic, business and financial strengths of 400
cities in North and South America.
Courtney Fingar, fDi editor, said, “Mobile
performed well in the Small Cities category, which
consisted of 175 cities in North America and Latin
America.” Mobile came in as No. 5 in the FDI
promotion strategy based on information
submitted by the Mobile Area Chamber of
Commerce and judged by an independent panel.
Other notable rankings included the Port City as
the 9th top city for job creation spurred through
foreign direct investment and 19th for nominal
growth of companies within the high-tech
manufacturing sector.
Top ranked cities by category included: New
York, Best Major City, population over 750,000;
Pittsburgh, Best Large City, 250,000 to less than
750,000; Richmond, Va., Best Small City, 100,000
to less than 250,000; and Greenville, S.C., Best
Micro City, population of less than 100,000.
Published by the Financial Times of London, fDi
Magazine has a circulation of 15,000 corporate