Americas: Winnipeg, Canada

Americas: Winnipeg, Canada

Population: 719,000
Ease of Doing Business Rank (Canada): 8
Rigidity of Employment Index (Canada): 4

The Canadian city outstrips domestic rivals when it comes to overall business competitiveness. High-quality infrastructure, such as state-of-the-art office space and IT parks, helps offset the higher labor costs compared to rivals in the developing world.