2007 Fast Cities

CHANDIGARH, India

Population > 928,000

Leading indicator > The city's technology exports have quadrupled since 2002

Fast companies > Nectar Lifesciences; IBM Daksh

Chandigarh is investing $865 million to build one of India's biggest IT parks, and it'll have no lack of tenants. Attracted by solid infrastructure, a cosmopolitan downtown, and a pool of young, educated workers, technology companies are flocking to this lush city--the nation's wealthiest--in the Himalayan foothills. Coming soon: wireless connectivity for all.