As the US economy strengthens and the dollar appreciates against a wide range of world currencies, now is a good time to take a closer look at several of its world cities. So, in this issue, we have added Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco to our usual world city mix. As a result, Rio, Sydney, Mumbai and Dubai are taking a bit of a back seat in this issue of 12 Cities, but they will return in the next edition.
Each of the additional US cities we have selected, alongside 12 Cities regular New York, have very different characteristics but all are globally renowned. As such, they command world city status and attract, for different reasons, a wide variety of overseas investment while playing host to a wide range of international companies and enterprises.