County Armagh is located in the heart of Northern Ireland. It has a modern infrastructure and easy access to Belfast and Dublin, which makes it an attractive area for new or growing businesses. The main cities in the county are Armagh City and Newry City; other major towns include Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown.
Agriculture is the main business sector in Armagh. Tourism, meat processing and dairy food production are also strong in the region, as is the thriving apple industry. However, manufacturing and transport also play major roles. The county has a well-trained and talented workforce, and also boasts a fast-growing IT industry.
This guide is for Northern Ireland businesses who are thinking about starting up or expanding in County Armagh. It gives an overview of the county's business and commercial environment and outlines the business support networks and advice that are available in the county.
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