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City for business

City for investment

  • Opening doors for investors to do business in Belfast

    As the largest council in Northern Ireland, we offer a broad range of support for businesses or individuals considering our city as an investment destination. Through our ‘City Investment Service’, we proactively work with investors, providing professional and personal connections to help them do business in our city.

    Our City Investment Service includes:

    • A soft landing service and access to networks

      We offer a single point of contact that will provide information, facilitate meetings and make introductions to make your investment in Belfast as smooth as possible. As well as business issues we can also provide advice on housing, schools, transport and cultural life.
       
    • Business location

      We can provide information on where to locate your business, including available premises or office space. 
       
    • Planning service

      We can provide information on local development plans and planning performance agreements as well our pre-application discussion service.    
       
    • Skills and training supports

      We can outline sector-specific support including citywide skills academies, delivered by our dedicated Employability and Skills team.
       
    • Supplier and supply chain opportunities

      We can give you access to meet the buyer events and local supply chain opportunities, as well as providing support on corporate social responsibility with neighbouring communities.

    We're proud of our ongoing Sister Cities relationships with Boston, Nashville and Shenyang, as well as membership of the Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor and Eurocities.

    Contact us for more informationeconomicdevelopment@belfastcity.gov.uk.

  • Why invest in Belfast?

    Top 10 reasons to invest in Belfast (link opens in new window)

    Belfast is an accessible city with flexible innovative workspaces. You can also receive tailored induction support at our Innovation Factory.

    Facts and Figures 2022

    Belfast is a fantastic city to invest in. Read a summary of the key facts and figures to help inform your decision - office costs, major current developments, education, employment and enterprise, key growth sectors, quality of life and connectivity. This document is written in both English and Mandarin.

    Belfast Facts and Figures 2022

    Invest in Belfast

    Learn about our key business sectors, recent investment news and real estate opportunities in the city.

    Invest in Belfast website

    Space to start and grow

    You can receive tailored induction support at our Innovation Factory.

    Belfast Region City Deal

    The Belfast Region City Deal is an integrated programme of investment involving the public and private sector that will strengthen the regions offer in key growth sectors.

    Belfast Region City Deal

  • Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor

    We are a partner in the Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor. We are working to link north and south, the universities, business clusters and resources, and to collaborate on an inclusive growth plan which will boost productivity, create new and better jobs and benefit the whole region.

    For more information, go to Dublin Belfast Economic Corridor (link opens in a new window).

  • Assessing your business needs

    Complete an online form (link opens in new window) about your business support needs. We will assess your information and contact you within three working days to outline the support available.

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