International Location Advisory Services

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The EY ILAS network’s expertise covers fields such as:

  • Development strategy
  • Relocation strategy
  • Network restructuring
  • Cost/quality analysis
  • Assistance for objective decisions

EY's European ILAS team is a veritable business partner when it comes to making decisions about their mobility. A network of experts placed throughout Europe assists company decision makers with their location strategies. The ILAS team goes beyond a simple tax approach by taking into account the full scope of factors affecting operations (accessibility, human resources, technologies, tax, real estate, labor environment, competition, cluster effect, etc.).

EY’s 2013 European attractiveness survey

European attractiveness survey2012 was a very difficult year for Europe. Yet, this year’s study shows that tough times have not destroyed investors’ faith in the continent. It seems that they have become accustomed to the economic situation in Europe, learned to live with it, and do not want to miss out on the scarce, but rich, opportunities there.

A solid 3,797 FDI projects (-2.8% compared with 2011) creating 170,434 jobs (+8%) were announced in Europe in 2012. This is no small success for one of the world’s most challenged regions.
What’s more, according to our survey, investors’ interest in Europe resurged after hitting historic lows in 2012. Despite the ongoing debt crisis, 37% of business leaders interviewed ranked Western Europe as the second most attractive FDI destination in the world. Another 28% considered CEE as the top location, arriving in fourth position ahead of Brazil, Russia and India.

Our 11th European Attractiveness Survey measures the reality of foreign direct investment (FDI), in terms of projects initiated and jobs created, and reveals the perceptions of more than 800 decision-makers.

Learn more in our European Attractiveness survey 2013.

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