Derby - top European city

Derby has picked up awards at a prestigious ceremony in Cannes, in recognition of being a top European city for foreign investment.

Derby has been ranked in the top ten of European cities for its foreign direct investment strategy, and for its business friendliness in the 2016/17 rankings produced by the Financial Times’ fDI magazine on European Cities and Regions of the Future.

The fDI index is a biannual listing of FDI intelligence, published by the FT, and ranks the cities that offer the best prospects for foreign investment, economic development and corporate expansion.

Collecting the awards for Derby, Deputy Leader of Derby City Council, Martin Rawson, said “These are coveted awards and it is great news that Derby’s strategies for attracting investment have been recognised, as well as the support provided by the city to businesses and investors coming to the city.  Derby’s business community has critical mass, but prides itself on its personal touch”.