Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council recognises the economic development and regeneration are a priority for the new area. The area is emerging after a period of recession, and Council is keen to grasp the new opportunities seen in initiatives such as the hosting of The Open in 2019, the new development of Portrush, and the expansion of several new businesses. Key initiatives such as the development of a new Enterprise Zone, the establishment of a SMART Grid energy project, and the emerging film and television sector mean exciting times are ahead.
The new Prosperity and Place unit which has been established as part of the area's local government reform agenda. The Vision for Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council is based on an improved quality of life and building a strong economy that’s safe and healthy, dynamic, culturally vibrant and exciting:
“Our Vision is of a high value-added, skilled, innovative and enterprising economy.”
The Economic Strategy will assist the Council to lead the borough in achieving its full potential to deliver sustainable wealth and well-being for all its citizens. The borough aspires to be a strong and fulfilling employment hub attracting creative and dynamic people and businesses. Efforts to ensure business and life in general within a low-carbon economy where individuals flourish and are notable for their enterprise, ambition, creativity and pride in the borough.
The Economic Strategy 2015 - 2018 has been led by the four legacy Councils, involving extensive consultation with public, private and voluntary sector partners. It builds on the achievements of the legacy Councils, whilst recognising that there will be new strategic issues facing the Council in a substantially larger area with a wider rural and urban business community.
These sections detail some of the programmes and initiatives that Council will lead over the next two years.