Why Singapore? – The Economic Development Board

An island nation located in the heart of Asia, Singapore’s robust economy, highly educated workforce, excellent connectivity, and high standard of living offer businesses the ideal landscape to invest with confidence. Below, find out more about how our key strengths can help you grow your business.

Singapore’s pro-business climate is anchored by our commitment to nurturing innovation and pursuing responsible growth. With a strong track record across various facets of economic performance, we provide companies the infrastructure, talent and regulatory support necessary to grow their businesses in a competitive world.

Our business-friendly environment is why you should consider Singapore for your next business opportunity.


Most competitive economy in the world

The IMD World Competitiveness rankings is compiled using 260 indicators, which include national employment and trade statistics, as well as results from an expert opinion survey.


in the world for ease of doing business

The World Bank’s Doing Business survey looks at measures such as trading across borders, enforcing contracts, getting credit and paying taxes.


in Asia for intellectual property protection

Singapore ranks 4th globally and 1st in the region for institutional protection of intellectual property in The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report.


in Asia for sustainability

The Sustainable Cities Index by Arcadis ranks 100 global cities according to three facets of sustainability: social, environmental and economic.

Explore how you can leverage on our connectivity. There are 3 key areas that we know will give your business an advantage.

Transport – Strategically located at the tip of the Malayan peninsula, Singapore has a long history as a trade and transport hub connecting all corners of the world.

Trade – We are also connected to the world through a strong network of international trade agreements, which include 20 implemented Free Trade Agreements with 31 trading partners.

Infrastructure – Moving and doing business within Singapore is easy and seamless with our well-developed transport and digital networks.

To find out more on how the Economic Development Board can help you with your business needs and help you business opportunities in Singapore, then check out our website at https://www.edb.gov.sg/