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					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                     Monday, June 27, 2005

TORONTO - FDI Magazine, a subsidiary of the Financial Times of London,
awarded the Greater Toronto Area the distinction of the Top City
Region of the Future, receiving top honours for Best Transport, Best
IT and Telecom, Best Quality of Life and Best FDI Promotion Strategy.
The announcement was released and published on May 17th in the U.S.,
European and world-wide editions of the Financial Times. ”We‟re
extremely delighted to have been recognized by such a prestigious
publication, and particularly proud of the Best FDI Promotion Strategy
category which speaks to the heart of the GTMA, and our ability and
success in promoting the Toronto region internationally,” said Karen
Campbell, President & CEO of the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance.

FDI Magazine is a premier publication for global businesses. The
magazine is read by senior decision-makers across the spectrum of
companies involved in overseas investment – from Pharmaceutical to
Finance, and SMEs to multi-national corporations. On average, readers
of FDI magazine represent company executives managing companies that
have 10 offices across 7countries, employing a worldwide staff of 4000
with turnover in excess of one billion dollars.
Europe5 36 6 3These individuals make the decisions that
The GTMA‟s submission was a clear winner of the FDI‟s competition,
according to a panel of judges which included corporate and location
consultants, taking first place in four of the seven judging
categories:

CITY OF THE FUTURE

“With a population of five million people, the Greater Toronto Area is
Canada‟s largest and most diverse consumer and commercial/industrial
marketplace. What makes it a POWERHOUSE, has much to do with its
location…within a one-day drive of 125 million Americans – more than
40% of the US population.”

BEST FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT (FDI) PROMOTION

“The GTA is well-promoted. The GTMA promotes the region to
international audiences at trade shows, seminars, conferences and
through targeted investment attraction missions and „pre-qualified
meetings‟ in Europe, the U.S, as well as India and Australia.”
BEST TRANSPORT

“The Toronto Region is one of Canada‟s major transportation centers.
Its airports, major highways, seaports and rail services give the
city‟s business easy access to prosperous consumer and industrial
markets.

BEST IT AND TELECOMS

“The GTA is Canada‟s premier business region, and telecoms play a key
role. Broadband is available to 90% of businesses and households.”

BEST QUALITY OF LIFE

“There are many reasons why the GTA offers the best quality of life,
cost     and    availability   of     housing…excellent   healthcare
facilities…leading educational institutions and its cosmopolitan
nature with 44% of all immigrants in Canada settling in the Greater
Toronto Area.”

“Competition for investments in both the States and Canada is fierce,
and standing out over your competition is a tough task. We
congratulate the GTMA on your success,” commented David East,
Associate Publisher, Financial Times. Announcement of the GTA‟s award
and achievement appeared in a series of ads in the Financial Times
Newspaper, as well as, published in the June/July 2005 issues of FDI
that will be distributed at BIO 2005 and other major industry events.

This is welcome news for the GTMA, and validates the GTA competitive
message that we have been promoting to the world‟s business leaders in
attracting new international investment to the region.

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About the GTMA
The Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance (GTMA) is the primary marketing
voice for the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and is the key point of
contact for prospective international investors looking to invest or
locate their business in the region. Through its complimentary and
confidential advisory service, the GTMA, with the resources of its
public and private sector partners, provides essential business
information and site selection services to help companies invest in
the GTA. For more information visit us at www.greatertoronto.org.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Karen Campbell
President & CEO
416-360-3844
kcampbell@greatertoronto.org

				
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