Invest in Dorset - the place for investment and growth

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Invest in Dorset 's mission is to bring businesses and stakeholders together to drive investment and growth in this attractive county. Dorset’s economy is flourishing, fuelled by innovation and projected growth and provides excellent business support and a great quality of life. With a total GVA value of almost £20 billion Dorset is an outstanding area of the UK for business. Strengthened by the Great South West UK’s Natural Powerhouse region comprising of Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, the area boasts a £64 billion economy and three million people.

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