In 2008, the fDi magazine of the Financial Times deemed the economic region of Miskolc to be highly attractive based on foreign direct investments. Among the European cities, the jury chose Miskolc as the 16th investment site in the list of 25 places based on the rating system.
The jury acknowledged the economic potential of Miskolc with the award, main elements of which are:
- established industrial infrastructure, industrial sites with available public utilities,
- favourable logistics,
- available workforce,
- higher education and research institutions in the city as science background,
- economic potential of the city,
- development projects under preparation or in progress.