DORSET has been recognised as one of the top 10 regions for inward investment across Europe.

The county has been marked as a ‘region of the future’ by fDi Intelligence Magazine, produced by the Financial Times and distributed globally to international investors and companies looking to expand into foreign countries. The county has been recognised as a Top 10 Small European Region of the Future 2014 and is also listed in the Top 25 European Regions of the Future.

Other places ranked as a Top 10 Small European Region include Copenhagen, Bristol, Bath, and Zurich.

The award was given after submissions were made to fDi Intelligence Magazine.

Cllr Ian Munro-Price, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council economic development briefholder, said: “This sort of recognition really puts Weymouth, Portland and the rest of Dorset on the map.”