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Global Cities 2017
Leaders in a World of Disruptive Innovation

Cities are ecosystems for businesses and innovation. The strength of an urban center’s network of businesses, the talent of its citizenry, the stability of its political institutions, and the creativity of its cultural organizations all contribute to an environment in which existing businesses flourish and new businesses are born.

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A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities has been collecting data on these factors and others for the world’s most important cities since 2008. This 2017 Global Cities report, the seventh edition, testifies to the continued strength of many of the world’s largest cities in these domains and identifies New York City as this year’s leading metropolitan area. The report also makes projections regarding cities’ future potential, finding that San Francisco is best positioned to attract and retain global capital, people, and ideas in coming years. Furthermore, a specific focus on entrepreneurship and innovation this year has led to the development of four pathways that cities of all kinds can use to foster startup ecosystems and achieve greater success in the future.

Global Cities 2017 includes the Global Cities Index, examining cities’ current performance, and the Global Cities Outlook, evaluating cities’ future potential. Together, the 2017 Index and Outlook present a unique lens on the world’s largest and most influential cities today and those primed to make a strong impact in the future.

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The Global Elite

Americas
Chicago
Index 7 / Outlook 15
Los Angeles
Index 8 / Outlook 25
Washington, DC
Index 10 / Outlook 19
Toronto
Index 16 / Outlook 20
Boston
Index 21 / Outlook 5
Boston
Index 23 / Outlook 1
EMEA
London
Index 2 / Outlook 4
Paris
Index 3 / Outlook 3
Berlin
Index 16 / Outlook 18
Moscow
Index 18 / Outlook 10
Amsterdam
Index 22 / Outlook 16
Asia Pacific
Tokyo
Index 4 / Outlook 23
Singapore
Index 6 / Outlook 11
Sydney
Index 17 / Outlook 13
Melbourne
Index 15 / Outlook 6

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