17 March, 2006
Central Macedonia was awarded for the two-year-period 2006-2007 as the southeastern Europe "Region of the Future" by "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)" magazine of the Financial Times group.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the Hellenic Investments Centre (ELKE) which participates in the relevant competition each time with a Greek region or city.
General Secretary of the Region of Central Macedonia, George Tsiortas, who received the award during a special event in Cannes, France, noted the investments potential which the region has to offer and underlined the possibility of the international projection of the Greekness of the name of Macedonia.
On his part, ELKE President Yiannis Anastassopoulos stated that the acclaim of Central Macedonia as the best southeastern European "Region of the Future" for the period 2006-2007 was of particular importance for Greece, because it is a region where it participates dynamically in the shaping of the country's Gross Domestic Product.
Source: Athens News Agency