Invest Derry City & Strabane offer a comprehensive range of services for businesses in the region, providing guidance and support through every stage of their journey from start-up to trading in the global marketplace. Our City Region has established partnerships globally with the City of London, China and East Coast of America providing a strong international network for our companies.
Our services are available to local and international companies operating within the Derry City & Strabane District and companies that wish to re-locate to the city-region. Our services are bespoke, confidential and free; they include business development, market intelligence, commercial property solutions, accessing finance/funding, skills and talent management and access to business networks.
Why we recommend Derry as a place to live, work & learn:
As well as being renowned for its rich tourism, culture and heritage offering, the North West has developed a growing reputation as a business friendly region with a compelling investment proposition for key industries including business services, advanced manufacturing, ICT and creative digital technologies.
Moving forwards, Derry City and Strabane District Council is progressing an ambitious Strategic Growth
Plan which prioritises infrastructure, research, innovation and skills ensuring the region is resourced to meet the needs of the community and industry now and in the future.
Since being the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013, confidence levels in the city and region have continued to grow. Significant public and private investment in the development of visitor attractions and tourism offerings has seen the region achieve many accolades for its outstanding festival and events programs as well as niche food tourism offerings.
The region is also emerging as screen destination with productions such as Derry Girls and BBC Crime Drama Dublin Murders to name a few filming in the city.
The quality of life in our region is unsurpassed with affordable housing, lower cost of living and some of the top schools in NI. Classes are not only smaller than the UK average but consistently produce results as one of the top performing regions in the UK in GCSE and A Level examinations. Combine this in an area that combines the best city, coastal and countryside experience it is no surprise that Derry City and Strabane District has happy residents.