Pickering has been named one of the top North American cities of the future by fDi magazine for 2017/2018. fDi shortlisted more than 421 locations across North and South American in five categories: economic potential; business friendliness; human capital and lifestyle; cost effectiveness; and connectivity.
The City of Pickering was ranked in the top 10 among micro cities, placing fourth for connectivity and sixth for business friendliness.
Pickering was also recently named one of the world's Smart 21 Communities of 2017 by the Intelligent Community Forum.
"We are proud and honoured to be recognized as one of the leading business destinations in the world, which is a reflection of our outstanding economic development and business engagements efforts," said Mayor Dave Ryan. "With the advent of 800 acres of prestige employment in our innovation corridor, intensification of our city centre, and potential for an airport, Pickering offers unrivalled investment opportunities."