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Business Initiatives

The Council’s Economic Development team acts as a First Stop Shop - a gateway for local assistance, providing advice to businesses and the community in general as well as supporting the main government economic support agencies.

Current Initiatives

Go Succeed

Go Succeed is the new go-to source for expert business advice led by Northern Ireland's eleven local councils. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur just starting out; are looking to grow your business; or are planning to scale up; our team of industry experts will provide tailored support and guidance to help you achieve your business goals.

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Digital Surge

The Digital Surge Programme will help you discover where advanced technologies can take your business ... and how to get there.

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Project Stratum

A broadband intervention scheme managed by the Department for the Economy (DfE), developed to improve connectivity for premises unable to access broadband services of at least 30 Megabits per second.

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Logistics Fund

Offering businesses in the Borough the opportunity to apply for financial assistance in response to the current labour market shortages in the Transport and Logistics Sector.

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Town Centre Business Database

Sign up to keep informed of initiatives, improvements, events and support available for your local business.

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Digital Transformation Flexible Fund

With emerging technologies playing an increasingly important role in helping businesses to grow – can you afford to miss out?

View Digital Transformation Flexible Fund

Linking Entrepreneurs in Antrim & Newtownabbey

The LEAN Business Network is an exciting business forum designed to help local business people meet and develop their business contacts. It also fosters opportunities, facilitates business growth and development through networking and the dissemination of best practice information. 

 Find out about the LEAN Business Network