According to the PwC audit and consulting firm which has just published the first edition of its “Cities of Today, Supercities of Tomorrow” survey, Bordeaux ranks fourth overall among the French metropolitan areas assessed on their attractiveness, quite a performance given its economic potential.
The study comprises an analysis of 60 indicators divided into 13 categories and three broad themes: “Potential and International Connections”, “Quality of Life” and “Economic Capital”.
Quality of life
On this criterion, it is no surprise that Bordeaux comes out top of the rankings, ahead of Lyon and Nantes.
It gets the highest scores on the “urban infrastructure quality”, “health” and “environment” indicators.
More specifically, Bordeaux scores highly for its city-centre historic heritage, parks and gardens, low level of delinquency, health establishments and waste recovery.
As Fabien Goffi, a partner in the Public Sector division of PwC, points out, “quality of life has become a major argument in territorial marketing and urban competitiveness.”
On the “economic capital” theme
Bordeaux comes 4th in the ranking and stands out by its economic weight, company creation rate and innovation potential.
(Source: PwC and Sud Ouest News Release 26/01/2016