Europe/Africa: Lviv, Ukraine

Europe/Africa: Lviv, Ukraine

Population: 735,000
Ease of Doing Business Rank (Ukraine): 145
Rigidity of Employment Index (Ukraine): 45

Like Gdansk, Lviv's infrastructure is set for a major upgrade ahead of a European-wide soccer tournament in 2012. The city also is home to a large population of young IT and engineering graduates, and offers business costs far below those of the Ukrainian capital Kiev.