Economic Development Strategy

Economic Development Strategy


Our Economic Development team work to support the sustainability and development of businesses in the Mid and East Antrim area.

We provide a range of programmes, workshops and events targeted at all levels of business and business start-ups.


The integrated economic development strategy for Mid and East Antrim has been developed to help encourage business growth across the borough.

By implementing this strategy, we aim to support the growth of new and existing businesses, develop employment and skills opportunities and secure key infrastructure investment throughout Mid and East Antrim.

As part of Amplify, a suite of business programmes has been created. Each programme offers specialist mentoring and bespoke business support services to businesses at all stages of their life cycle.

Whether you have an idea for a business but do not know how to get it started, or you are an established business looking for ways to grow, the business programmes we offer are here to help you.

Go for it

Offers one-to-one mentoring services to anyone wishing to start a new business.


Offers specialist mentoring support to those businesses in the start-up phase of trading.

Business Escalator

Offers business support to those businesses fully established but in need of growth.

Mid and East Antrim Food and Drink Network

Amplify is leading the establishment of an industry-led food and drink network. The network aims to support the area’s food and drink producers to become an active component in the overall NI regional food and drink offering.

Rural Development Programmes

The NI Rural Development Programme (2014-2020) is open to people who live in, or organisations which operate in, either the countryside or in settlements with a population of less than 5,000.

To discuss business support available or to register for one of our programmes, please complete our business registration form.