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City for investment

  • Opening doors for investors to do business in Belfast

    As a leading council, we offer a broad range of support for businesses or people, expanding their operations in Belfast or considering our city as an investment destination. Through our ‘soft landing service’, we proactively work with investors, providing professional and personal connections to help them do business in our city.

    Our soft landing service includes:

    • a welcome service and access to networks

      We'll assist with a familiarisation visit of local businesses, housing, schools, colleges and universities, as well as providing an insight into Belfast’s social and cultural energy. 

    • planning service

      We can advise on pre-planning application discussions, planning performance agreements and local development plans, as well as introducing you to development engagement managers in our planning service.    

    • sector specific support and skills academies

      We can outline sector-specific support, citywide skills academies, upcoming career fairs, plus access to third party training providers.

    • 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.

    • internationalisation and export opportunities

      We're proud of our ongoing Sister Cities relationships with Boston, Nashville and Shenyang, and continue to proactively develop these links.

    Find out more at investinbelfast.com

  • Why invest in Belfast?

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

  • Assessing your needs

    Complete a short questionnaire about your business support needs. Our team will assess your information and be in touch within three working days to outline the support available to you.

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