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  • A ready pool of candidates, with 22% of currently unemployed claimants at Skill Level 3 or 4 (managers, professionals, skilled trades
  • 80% of school leavers have 5 or more GCSEs, Grade C and above
  • 82% school leavers went on to further & higher education
  • Over 1600 students graduate from Ulster University, Coleraine per annum
  • Almost 850 students gained qualifications in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) subjects
  • Competitive gross median weekly and hourly wages mean employees are more cost-effective than equivalents elsewhere in the region



  • The area is home to over 6000 VAT-registered businesses – a ready-made supply chain for any inward investor
  • The Council works directly with Invest Northern Ireland to maximise opportunities and provide support for all sizes of business
  • Agrifoods, tourism, retail, and contracting/engineering all play a major part in the area’s business profile
  • Council is also responsible for planning in the local area – meaning a partnership that is solution-led when it comes to business needs
  • The area has a good network of chambers, representative bodies and links to the local University, accessing contacts, research and assistance when required 



  • Coleraine and Limavady are recognised as main hubs, with Ballymoney a local hub, with excellent transport and infrastructure links across the wider region
  • Belfast International Airport is 50 minutes outside the Borough, while City of Derry Airport is 20 minutes outside the Borough; both serve national and international routes with outstanding linkages to the Borough 



  • Historic, breathtaking landscapes made famous by film and folklore, the site of earliest civilisation in Ireland
  • World class golf facilities for all levels across the borough
  • Superb sports facilities as well as wide open spaces for adventure and play
  • The island’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • A mix of independent and chain-based retail throughout the four main towns in the borough
  • The most visited region in Northern Ireland, outside Belfast 


  • 200,000sq ft of planned and existing industrial and office space
  • Over 100,000 potential workers within a forty minute travel time
  • High availability of superfast broadband, public wifi, 3G and 4G connectivity
  • Competitive Grade A office costs and large scale development opportunities across the borough
  • House prices around fifty percent less expensive than the UK average - £140,000 in comparison to £273,000
  • Lower than average levels of crime
  • Around thirty schools, two further and higher education colleges with outreach facilities, and the University of Ulster in Coleraine


Invest NI Support in the Causeway Coast and Glens 2011/12 - 2015/16


Population Estimates for the Causeway Coast and Glens as at June 2016 

The estimated population of Causeway Coast And Glens Local Government District at 30 June 2016 was 143,525, of which 71,166 (49.6%) were male and 72,359 (50.4%) were female.
This was made up of:

  • 28,555 children aged 0-15 years;
  • 42,271 people aged 16-39 years;
  • 47,695 people aged 40-64 years; and
  • 25,004 people 65 years and older.

Source:  NISRA


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