The 2021 STC ECONOMIC POWER INDEX
The Economic Power Index by Global Residence Index is our measure of wealth of cities around the world. It’s a balance between where the wealthy reside, and where they create their wealth; where the billionaires live and where the leading public companies in the world are headquartered. The two are not necessarily the same; an important disparity can exist between cities on this point. Our ranking highlights the importance of a city in the global economy and its access to key actors. The COVID 19 Pandemic has hit the world economy hard, but a few cities have been able to make massive gains. Tech cities have seen their wealth grow. China has also made great strides since our last ranking and its Megapolis are expected to top our ranking in the next few years.
Most of the data was taken from Forbes 2020 List of World’s Billionaires.
Global 2000 Public Companies
Forbes 2020 World’s Biggest Public Companies
The STC Economic Power Index is provided by Stephane Tajick Consulting.