Economic DevelopmentOur objective is to promote Belfast as a place to do business and to help grow a sustainable, forward looking economy supported by a flexible and dynamic work force.
To achieve this we:
- promote business start-up
- support business growth
- encourage innovation and development in key growth sectors
- promote the benefits of Belfast as a dynamic business location
- help create the right skills to match local business needs.
We work in partnership with central and local government, other public sector bodies, the private and voluntary sectors and our local community to achieve these goals and to address the challenges at the heart of our city's economy.
Our activities are principally funded from council rates and are supplemented by funding from Europe as well as other public funding sources.
What we doStarting a business
We offer a free support and signposting service to anyone thinking of starting a business in Belfast.
Growing your business
We provide a range of business development programmes to help ambitious businesses in Belfast enhance their own competitiveness and growth potential.
Enhancing skills and employability
We work with key partners to develop innovative ways of addressing the skills and employment challenges facing our city.
Supporting our key sectors
We support key growth sectors that have the potential to make a significant contribution to Belfast's economy.
- Investment Programme
Our draft Investment Programme for Belfast outlines our commitment to supporting the city over the next three years.