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Economic Development

Down District Council is committed to working in partnership with central government and other local agencies to develop a local economy that provides sustainable business growth and employment opportunity for local people, in our local area.  Our vision for Down is a prosperous local economy that is sustainable, inclusive and responsive to change, with growing competitive businesses and skilled people.

Down District Council hopes that by developing the strength of the local economy this will contribute to making Down a great place to live, work and visit.

Down District Council works in a number of ways to influence the factors that impact upon economic development and facilitate opportunities for growth. If you are a potential investor the Council can help with information, contacts, site location, etc. Down Business Centre provides modern large scale business accommodation and state of the art turnkey office accommodation for businesses.

 Downpatrick Town Centre Masterplan:

Ballynahinch Town Centre Masterplan:

Useful Links:

Down Business Centre
Invest Northern Ireland 
Government Grants to the Voluntary & Community Sector 
Department of Enterprise,Trade & Investment 


T: 0 28 4461 0800