Derby has been ranked 10th in FDI Intelligence’s European Cities of the Future report for business friendliness. A division of the Financial Times, FDI Intelligence publishes the biannual report based on which cities offer the best prospects for foreign investment, economic development and corporate expansion.
Upon hearing the news that Derby had been ranked 10th alongside cities in France, Poland and the Czech Republic, Councillor Martin Rawson commented,
“This recognition is wonderful, and shows that Derby is truly a global business city with leading brands, including Rolls-Royce, Bombardier and Toyota, and their extensive supply chains, based here. With a highly skilled workforce, investment in infrastructure and public-private partnerships, which support new businesses and investors into the city, Derby is an attractive proposition for foreign direct investment.”