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MEDELLÍN AS A LEAD ACTOR IN THE GLOBAL SCENE

  • Medellín, one of the "100 most resilient cities", Rockefeller Foundation - 2014.
  • The Most Suitable City in the Planet, World Wildlife Foundation WWF - 2014.
  • Best MICE Destination, World Travel Awards - 2014.
  • Medellín "City of the Year" The Most Innovative City in the World, CitiGroup, Urban Land Institute and Wall Street Journal - 2013.
  • Best Rising Star in Tourism, Favorite Traveler Awards, Gogobot Magazine - 2013.
  • Best Business Destination in South America, Business Destination Travel Awards - 2013.
  • Medellín: Third Most Valuable City in Latin-America, Readers Choice Award and Condé Nast Magazine - 2013.

MEDELLÍN AS A ROLE MODEL IN LATIN-AMERICA

A city full of opportunities

  • In 2014 the city had a GDP growth of 4.2%.
  • Along with Lima, Medellín is the only city in Latin-America that is among the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest performance in the world.
  • Medellín was ranked 46th among the 300 cities with the fastest Growth, according to the Global MetroMonitor study.
  • The city has 70,000 companies and 85,000 within Antioquia.
  • According to the Colombian Caribbean Observatory, Medellín is the most competitive city in Colombia thanks to the great investment and reach in education, research and innovation projects per 10,000 inhabitants.
  • From the 100 largest companies in Colombia, 20 are headquartered in Medellín.
  • Antioquia is the second destination for foreign direct investment in Colombia, with a share of 22% after the capital, Bogotá (34%).
  • The city is Colombia's financial center.

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