County Down's location, infrastructure and demographics provide great advantages both to start-ups and to businesses considering expansion. The county is within easy reach of Belfast and has good transport and communication links with the rest of the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the European Union.
Whether you are planning to start a new business, or to market your existing products or services in the county, there is plenty of support available to help you achieve your goals.
This guide covers the business and commercial environment in County Down. It gives an overview of the county's infrastructure and a guide to local business directories and media. It also provides details about local business networks and other sources of advice and support.
Free business start-up support
Access free start-up business support from your local council. Contact them to get one-to-one advice from a business advisor and tailored guidance to develop your business plan.