Kingston Ranked Top City in North America
Kingston is the number one small city in North America for Foreign Direct Investment Strategy, according to the Financial Times.
Kingston was also been named the 6th best small city for human capital and lifestyle.
The award from the Financial Times, based out of London, England will be printed in their 2017/2018 publication on "American Cities of the Future".
"As a smart, livable, 21st century city we continue to welcome investors who recognize the incredible talent and opportunity Kingston has to offer", says Mayor Bryan Paterson.
The award follows the successful recruitment of two international companies, Portuguese fruit manufacturer Frulact, and Chinese baby formula manufacturer Feihe, which are both expected to boost employment in our city and stimulate the local economy.
"These are tremendous accolades to receive. Over the past two years, Kingston has realized the highest levels of new foreign direct investment in the city's history", says Donna Gillespie, CEO (Interim), Kingston Economic Development Corporation.
These significant investments in addition to the increasing work Kingston-based companies are doing around the world have garnered international attention on our city. Without the ongoing support and investment of Council and the planning of City staff to ensure infrastructure and serviced lands and first class people amenities are in place, I do not believe we would have realized these successes."