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East Lincolnshire is an excellent place to establish or grow a business - but what makes the area such a compelling investment proposition?

East Lincolnshire is part of a 'greater' Lincolnshire which is emerging as the intelligent choice for investors looking for a dynamic, thriving and ideal location to base and develop their business. With space to grow, support to flourish and the kind of infrastructure development plans that support global operations, we can offer the sectors, the talent, the premises and access to customers, markets and supply chains you would expect from a leading business location - but at a more competitive cost than other major UK areas.

Low angle of a local power plant.

Reasons to Invest

  • A Chance to Realise your Ambition - With the University of Lincoln, HCF Catch, MODAL and Hull University on our doorstep, and strong collaboration between academics and businesses, we're the ideal location for companies looking to exploit the exciting growing sectors of Renewables, Manufacturing/Engineering, Agri-Food, Tourism and Care.
  • Strategic Location - Efficient  access to the UK's major trunk/motorway and train network linking us to London, Nottingham,  Leeds etc., as well as airports and ports ensuring quick access to millions of customers.
  • Forward Thinking - We work closely with the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership to ensure our businesses have access to funding which helps them to invest and grow.
  • People and Skills -  We are already home to a number of key sector players  and  high quality industry led training provision is well established.
  • Investment - Significant business development investment is being made in the area with large scale investments by existing businesses expanding their operations in the area.
  • Quality of life - We offer a mouth-watering lifestyle opportunity, whether you are based in one of our picturesque Lincolnshire Wolds villages, one of our thriving market towns or on our golden sanded coastline. We have some of the most affordable high quality housing in the country, some of the highest performing schools and a first class leisure, retail and food offer.
  • Can do attitude - We are a dynamic and customer focused organisation and will look to support you at every stage of your investment decision making process.
Three historic sites are to benefit from £8m Levelling Up funding from the Government.
On September 6, 2019 the Government invited 101 places to develop proposals for a Town Deal, as part of the £3.6 billion Towns Fund.
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We know that starting-up or growing a business can be hugely rewarding, but it can also involve risk.
We understand the important role our market towns play in our local economy and attracting visitors to the area. Our aim is to work with local communities to protect, promote and preserve our market towns by keeping them thriving, clean centres which are attractive places to live, work and visit.
We've teamed up with Ophelia Gamble, the Rural Retailer, to deliver our retail support programme Healthy You, Healthy Business.
We manage a range of business centres, industrial units and commercial land. Please see the individual links at the bottom of this page to view in more detail.
We aim to provide, both through our own bespoke research and partner providers, the economic information you require to support your investment decisions, funding applications and general research requirements.
We strive to achieve a healthy economy across the District with a skilled workforce that has access to a range of sustainable job opportunities. We also want to ensure that our communities thrive and are attractive places to live, work, and visit.
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