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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