blanch152 wrote: »
I don't read these in the same bad way. Just look at some of the lists.
Top 10 Cost effectiveness - All are places that pay very low wages and therefore more likely to attract low-paid jobs, that is not where Dublin or Ireland want to be.
Top 10 Digital Infrastructure and Environment - at first glance, this would worry me, but when you look again, you notice only 3 EU in the Top Ten, and they are all from the Nordic countries. We are aware that Denmark beat us to the Apple data storage investment, it is one we are behind on, but at least little of the rest of the EU is making a big success either, so there is potential.
Top 10 Business Friendliness - this is code for lax regulation and lax planning. Be glad that Dublin and Ireland are not in the top 10 for this.
Top 10 FDI Strategy - not sure what this one means. Is this related to sustainability?
We are second overall, despite only featuring second in one other category and fourth in another (NY has a second, fifth and seventh, but is only fourth overall). That suggests that even in categories where we don't make the top 10, we are not too far off.