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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 the world's population.

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

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

24.7% of total Korean research personnel live in Seoul.

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

Ranked 2nd in the category of Best Cargo 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 economic power.

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

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

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

Many global technology companies have moved to Seoul.
Investing City for
the Future
Seoul is an innovative city beyond the fourth industry,
experimenting with 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 convenience and transparency for visa issuances and a variety of services.