Miami Jumps 10 Spots in List of "Cities That Shape the World"

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The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its rankings of the 120 most economically competitive cities in the world [PDF], and Miami, just one of 12 American cities to make the list, shot up 10 spots this year. Miami in fact now ranks 40th overall.

The list ranks cities based on their competitiveness, defined as their "ability to attract capital, businesses, talent and visitors." The rankings also take into account economic strength, physical capital, financial maturity, institutional character, human capital, global appeal, social and cultural character, and environment and natural hazards.

Miami ended up with a score of 56.5 out of 100, and found itself ranked 40th right between Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv. That's an increase of 10 spots since the last list.

Though, several other American cities on the list ranked higher: New York (1), Chicago (9), Washington, D.C. (14), Los Angeles (17), San Francisco (18), Boston (19), Houston (27), Dallas (32), Atlanta (33), and Seattle (35). Only Philadelphia ranked lower at 48, but we suppose that's better than not making the list at all. Sorry, Tampa.

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11 comments
Gomez Christian
Gomez Christian

i cant promise tomorrow, but i can promise a creampie tonight, dale

Walky Hernandez
Walky Hernandez

Katherine Elizabeth it's very simple if you don't like a city you can always move. Just saying

MiamiBeachCrack
MiamiBeachCrack

Miami attracts people who get taken by condominium scams.  You will notice the lack of Class A business space.  The ratio of office buildings to condominium space is way off.  

Jayan Bertrand
Jayan Bertrand

Guess that's my queue to get the hell out of here.

Boli InMiami
Boli InMiami

Hey we at least beat out everyone else in Flori-Duh. Including Orlando, Tampa and Jax

Christopher Lopez
Christopher Lopez

God help us and by God i mean that voice in your head that no one in Miami has

Dan Marino
Dan Marino

Are they including how many politicians/police are arrested on a daily basis?

Katherine Elizabeth
Katherine Elizabeth

Miami has not caught up with the rest of top U.S. cities in terms of competitive salaries in spite of rising housing costs and high property taxes.

Aman Siddiqui
Aman Siddiqui

Miami has always been influential.....especially since after 1987 and the restoration of the Historic Art Deco district......it's been a real style beacon since then.....!

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