Mid Ulster business support

Advantages of doing business in Mid Ulster


Mid Ulster District Council is an excellent location for doing business.

Local infrastructure

Mid Ulster businesses benefit from direct access to markets across the world.

The council area has high quality road links to Belfast, Derry City and the economic corridor to Dublin.

Belfast International Airport is within a short travel time from the council area.

The council area is within easy reach of the European Union - find out more about cross-border trade support with InterTradeIreland.

Local workforce and business supply chains

There are around 150,293 residents in Mid Ulster.

There are 9,430 businesses operating in Mid Ulster, which is 12% of all businesses in Northern Ireland. The majority of the base is micro and small businesses:

  • 92% micro (0-9 employees)
  • 7% small (10-49 employees)
  • 1% medium (50-249 employees)
  • 0.2% large (250+ employees)

Some major business investors in the council area include Tobermore Concrete Products, Mallaghan Engineering and UForm. Service businesses make up the largest sector in Mid Ulster:

  • 35% agriculture
  • 17% construction
  • 9% manufacturing
  • 39% services

You can download an Invest NI council briefing on Mid Ulster (PDF, 3.36MB).