The Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area has a population of 146,000 and is located on the periphery of Northern Ireland’s capital city on the main ‘Dublin-Belfast Economic Corridor’ meaning access to up to 3 million people. Lisburn Castlereagh is one of Northern Ireland’s fastest growing regions and has a strong manufacturing, engineering and agri-food presence.
The area has a robust, pro-business economy, skilled workforce and boasts the best of both worlds with beautiful countryside alongside modern urban development. As NI’s best connected city with an advanced infrastructure, minimal road congestion, easy access to rail, ports and airports, means it is well placed for business with most international cities.
One of Northern Ireland’s premier investment areas, Lisburn Castlereagh is an ambitious and entrepreneurial city. Excellent transport and state of the art communications combined with low operating costs and high value location makes the area the smart choice for investors who require a strategic all island base, offering easy access to the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Home to multinationals such as Coca-Cola, Assa Abloy and Linamar, and a thriving SME sector, Lisburn Castlereagh City has 4,855 registered businesses, accounting for 6% of all the businesses in Northern Ireland. There are endless opportunities for businesses to grow, relocate or take advantage of our diverse supply chain.
Another key strength of the Lisburn Castlereagh City economy is its skills profile; with the proportion of residents with no formal qualifications lower than any Council area in Northern Ireland. Developing and improving the skills profile remains a top priority for the Council.