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Asian and U.S. cities dominate JLL’s Global City Momentum Index
CHICAGO AND LONDON, Jan. 16, 2017 – The cities in JLL's (NYSE:JLL) fourth annual City Momentum Index (CMI) of the world's most dynamic cities share the ability to embrace technological change, absorb rapid population growth and strengthen global connectivity. Cities in India, China and Vietnam, along with several in the U.S., head the list of the world's fastest changing cities.
"With more than half the world's population currently living in cities, a proportion that is expected to grow substantially over the next few decades, the success of our cities takes on great importance," noted Jeremy Kelly, JLL Director of Global Research. "The CMI highlights that, despite various political upheavals and ongoing economic uncertainties, many cities continue to show impressive dynamism. Keys to their success are the agility and openness that enable them to adapt quickly to each new wave of global change."
Technology continues to be a major driver of momentum in the world's 30 fastest-changing cities. These cities provide fertile environments for innovation and successfully integrate into global networks, often outperforming their national economies.
Highlights of the CMI Top 30 include:
The 134 cities covered by the CMI were assessed using 42 variables including recent and projected changes in city gross domestic product, population, corporate headquarter presence, commercial real estate construction and rents. Other factors included education, innovation and environment.
To learn more about JLL's CMI, please visit JLL's Cities Research Center.
1 'Established World Cities' are the world's most highly globalized and competitive economies with the deepest and most settled concentrations of companies, capital and talent.
2 'New World Cities' are small to mid-sized cities (typically 1-5 million population) that have robust infrastructure and attractive liveability platforms and deliberately focus on a limited number of global specialisms.
3 'Agile High-Value Emerging Cities' are high-growth cities in emerging economies that are successfully transitioning to higher-value manufacturing and service-based activities.
4 'Emerging Megacities' are cities with populations over 10 million, where growth in domestic corporations and foreign direct investment (FDI) into areas such as business process outsourcing helps to fuel strong momentum.
5 'High Potential Cities' exhibit among the most robust demographic and economic growth in the CMI. They also drive significant levels of FDI and commercial real estate construction.
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