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Ranked: Best cities in the world for attracting and developing a talented workforce, 2024


CEOWORLD Magazine’s 2024 Global Talent Attraction Scorecard, which ranks New York as the leading city worldwide for attracting and nurturing a talented workforce, marks a significant milestone in understanding global talent dynamics. This comprehensive study evaluates cities across various criteria, including job growth, education attainment, regional competitiveness, and migration patterns, highlighting the ever-evolving landscape of talent acquisition and development in the modern world.

New York’s Emergence as a Talent Magnet
New York, a city renowned for its economic vigor and cultural richness, has consistently demonstrated an unparalleled capacity to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Its unique blend of opportunities, diverse industries, and a vibrant cultural scene make it an attractive destination for professionals from around the globe.

The Role of Job Growth and Education Attainment
Job growth is a critical factor in talent attraction, indicating a city’s economic health and potential for career development. New York’s dynamic job market, buoyed by sectors like finance, technology, and media, offers a plethora of opportunities for career advancement. Furthermore, the city’s commitment to educational excellence, underscored by its world-class universities and research institutions, creates an environment conducive to lifelong learning and skill development.

Regional Competitiveness and Migration Patterns
Regional competitiveness, another vital aspect of the Scorecard, assesses a city’s ability to compete on a global scale. New York excels in this area, with its robust economy, well-developed infrastructure, and a supportive business environment. Moreover, the city’s history as a melting pot of cultures, coupled with its open and inclusive policies, makes it a hub for migration, enriching its talent pool with diverse perspectives and experiences.

Data Analysis and Methodology
The Scorecard’s methodology involves an in-depth analysis of various data sources, including CEOWORLD Magazine’s own data platform. This meticulous approach ensures a holistic and nuanced understanding of the factors that contribute to a city’s talent attraction capabilities.

Implications for Businesses and Policymakers
For businesses, New York’s top ranking signifies the presence of a highly skilled workforce, fostering innovation and competitiveness. Policymakers can draw insights from the Scorecard to formulate strategies that bolster their cities’ appeal to talented professionals, focusing on areas like education, infrastructure development, and socio-economic policies.

Global Context and Future Trends
The Global Talent Attraction Scorecard reflects broader trends in talent mobility and urban development. Cities worldwide are increasingly recognizing the importance of nurturing talent ecosystems that support economic growth and social progress. As the world becomes more interconnected, the competition for talent will intensify, prompting cities to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of the global workforce.

The CEOWORLD Magazine’s 2024 Global Talent Attraction Scorecard provides invaluable insights into the complex dynamics of talent attraction and development. New York’s ranking as the top city in this arena is a testament to its enduring appeal and adaptability in a rapidly evolving global landscape. As cities worldwide strive to enhance their competitiveness, the principles and practices exemplified by New York will serve as a benchmark for success in the global talent race.

Best cities in the world for attracting and developing a talented workforce, 2024

RankCityCountryGDP (billion US$)population
1New York–Newark United States2,108.9121,914,996
2London United Kingdom978.4014,800,000
3Paris metropolitan areaFrance1,013.3414,800,000
5Hong KongHong Kong382.857,302,000
6Dubai United Arab Emirates102.674,264,316
7Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim United States1,124.6812,997,353
8Tokyo Japan2,080.7640,700,000
9Taipei Taiwan407.839,078,000
10Madrid Metropolitan AreaSpain249.5717,005,286

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Christina Miller
Associate News Editor at CEOWORLD Magazine. I lead the reporting team that covers US financial services and I write a business column for the opinion section. I write news pieces about the US and European market for start-ups and interview CEOs for our interview slot. I also presented one of the CEOWORLD magazine's early podcast hits, Money Stories, in which I persuadeded notable CEOs to share insights into the breaking news, moments of crisis and key decisions that enabled them to build successful international companies.