Washington, D.C., has been crowned as the city that’s leading the way in talent competitiveness, thanks to its ability to attract and nurture entrepreneurs, whilst meeting the needs of being a strongly-connected, “global” city, reports CNBC.

“Its steady economy, dynamic population, outstanding infrastructure and connectivity, highly-skilled workforce and world class education are all characteristics which contribute to making the city such a talent hub,” according to a statement released alongside the Global Cities Talent Competitiveness Index (GCTCI).

Last year, D.C. ranked sixth, with Zurich taking the top spot.

According to CNBC, following D.C., “several Western European cities ranked high in the 2019 list, with Copenhagen, Oslo, Vienna and Zurich all filling out the top five places for talent-competitiveness. New York and Boston also made an appearance in the top 10, bolstering the U.S.’ entrepreneurial status.

“To collate its findings, the GCTCI looked at five different pillars: the ability cities have to enable, attract, grow and retain talent, along with an ability to “be global.”

“Washington, D.C. ranked in the top 10 for three of the five pillars, while many other cities that ranked highly overall, featured in the top 10 for at least two of the pillars. Each pillar had its subsections with variables to take into account, such as environmental quality, airport connectivity and internet access.”

The GCTCI ranking was released to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos and forms part of this year’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI) report.

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