About the economic development service

We help local businesses grow, deliver services and promote North Somerset as a prosperous location for investment.

With partners, we have produced a refreshed economic plan for 2017 to 2036. You can see the full plan on the in North Somerset website.

Advice is also available about:

  • superfast broadband
  • sites marked for future development
  • the ‘in North Somerset’ brand and the branding toolkit
  • relocating to North Somerset
  • Business Matters regular e-newsletter
  • local economic assessment – statistics, data and anecdotal information about our local economy
  • rural economy
  • shopping locally

Social enterprises

The North Somerset Enterprise Agency offers free advice and support for social enterprises in this area.

Enterprising West of England

We’re running a programme called Enterprising West of England with money from the European Regional Development Fund. The programme supports small and medium-sized enterprises across North Somerset. You can find out more on the BusinessWest website.

West of England strategic economic plan