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It’s easy to network and do business here


The city’s compact size makes it easy to network and do business. Our well-established business community is warm, welcoming and eager to connect with new entrants.

Strong relationships between government, universities, and business means we’re used to working together; pioneering research, addressing urban challenges, fostering innovation; driving the city forward.

Our Smart District and Innovation District are bringing together researchers, entrepreneurs and creatives to work collaboratively.

Leading businesses and Belfast City Council are working together to deliver a range of Employment Academies – tailored training programmes which meet current and existing skills gaps.

Our world-class universities (Queen's University and Ulster University) and third level institutions are pragmatic and business focused, working closely with industry to deliver courses which develop highly employable graduates with the necessary skills and drive to succeed.

Central and local government and regional partners are collaborating to deliver a £1bn programme of co-investment through the Belfast Region City Deal. Over the next decade, 20,000 new jobs will be created, as well as positive impacts on our most deprived communities and a balanced spread of benefits across the region.