Invest in Mid & East Antrim
Welcome to Mid and East Antrim - an ambitious, forward-thinking and well connected region primed for economic growth and international investment.
Mid and East Antrim forms part of the wider metropolitan area of Belfast, benefiting from close proximity to the two main airports; Belfast Port and our own Port of Larne. Situated in a strategic coastal location, encompassing routes from Cork through Dublin and Belfast to Cairnryan, we have strong linkages with South West Scotland and the Trans-European Networks.
Our Borough is the backdrop of television epic “Game of Thrones”, home to exceptional talent, significant retail centres, complemented by rich tourism, and renowned as the traditional heartland of manufacturing in Northern Ireland.
Stretching from the coastal areas of Larne and Carrickfergus inland to Ballymena, we accommodate several of NI’s largest manufacturing firms alongside global companies Caterpillar, Moy Park and Ryobi to name a few. With a compelling investment proposition and tailored packages of support, Mid and East Antrim is an attractive location offering a clear path to succeed.
Local government and its role in driving economic growth and securing investment has never been more important. Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is passionate about maximising mutually beneficial international partnerships which are crucial in enhancing and diversifying our economy. We have established connections with China and wish to amplify these through our collaborative partnerships in Asia, America and Europe.
With some of the most enviable assets in terms of companies, people and physical resources; we can offer a number of large scale investment opportunities. Talk to us about investing in the Borough and sharing in our ambitious growth plans.
Mid and East Antrim is well connected by rail, sea and air.our location
Excellent Road Infrastructure
Excellent Rail Network
Home of Port of Larne(14-20 sailings daily)
Belfast International Airport- 20 mins
Belfast City Airport- 30 mins
Reasons to invest in Mid and East Antrim
Hydrogen Training Academy
A “revolutionary project” supporting the development of a skilled Northern Ireland workforce in hydrogen and cleantech
Michelin Development Fund
Grants, unsecured loans and business advice unique to the Ballymena area
i4C Innovation and Cleantech Centre
Plans are progressing through the Belfast Region City Deal...
Tailored Property Search
Find the best location to start, grow and develop your business…
Manufacturing Task Force
Industry led collaboration to support growth in advanced manufacturing