Trondheim, Norway

Trondheim, Norway

Another Norwegian city on the list, Trondheim is the birthplace of mobile tech. It is where the GSM standard was invented in the 1980s.

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Since then, the local tech scene has been booming, and now boasts over 550 startups with more than 10,000 employees, according to officials.

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First published April 29, 2016: 5:44 AM ET
Source: McKinsey Global Institute
The ranking is based on GDP per capita. McKinsey's top 10 cities by 2025 also include Oslo, Yosu (South Korea) and San Jose (California).

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