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Why foreign-invested companies choose Seoul


Seoul's competitiveness & potential power

Geographical
Advantage
Adjacent to Northeast Asian markets, which account for one quarter of theworld's population.

Seoul is within a 3-hour flight from 30 metropolitan cities that eachhave a population of more than 5 million.
City for Business
Seoul is the world's best digital city with many earlyadopters.

The world's first digital citizen-mayor room offering all of Seoul’s integratedservices.
R&D Center
22,000 research facilities are located in Seoul-one fourth of total researchfacilities.

24.7% of total Korean research personnel live in Seoul.

There areR&D specialized clusters, including Magok and Yangjae.
Best Airport
Incheon International Airport has been selected as the best airport for 12years.
(Airport CouncilInternational, Service Quality Awards)

Ranked 2nd in the category of BestCargo Airport
in the 2018 Skytrax World Airport Awards.
High Level of
Free Market Economy
Korea has grown from one of the world’s poorest countries into an economicpower.

Seoul has been at the center of Korea’s growth.
It has transformed into aglobal metropolis.
Open and
Free Society
Korea is a representative democratic society.

In 2017, theEconomist Intelligence Unit evaluated Korea as a complete democratic society.
Foreign
Friendly City
Most signs in Seoul are written in Korean, English, Chinese andJapanese.

Foreigners feel comfortable and can get around easily.
Second Home of
the Global Brand
Home to global brands such as Samsung and LG.

Many globaltechnology companies have moved to Seoul.
Investing City for
the Future
Seoul is an innovative city beyond the fourth industry,
experimentingwith the latest technologies such as smart factories and smart city services.
Convenience
and Transparency
Seoul is one of the world's best e-government cities providing convenienceand transparency for visa issuances and a variety of services.