Economic regeneration

We support economic development in the city based on the three drivers of Derby’s Economic Strategy:

  1. Supporting business and job creation
  2. Promoting skills development
  3. Improving the city's infrastructure

How do you support economic development?

Some of the things we do include: 

  • Business advice and support - making sure local businesses are helped to flourish, and that they can access national and regional provision.
  • Helping local communities to access appropriate training and employment - working with our partners to ensure that opportunities are offered to the communities most in need of support.
  • Partnership activities - working with all partners on the Derby Renaissance Board to deliver the Economic Strategy; complementing the physical regeneration efforts of the Regeneration Projects and Estates Divisions within the Council; contributing to the aims of D2N2 - the Local Enterprise Partnership for the area; and supporting independent networks and business forums like the Derby and Derbyshire Rail Forum.
  • Attracting government and European funding - preparing and managing successful bids for external funding that assist economic development activities.
  • Tourism - delivering Visitor Services and promoting the city for business and leisure trips.
  • Inward investment and promotional activities - working closely alongside Marketing Derby to ensure the city provides investment opportunities that help the local economy to thrive.

What are the key projects?

  • Implementing The Derby Plan: Vision for Derby 2030 and Derby's Economic Strategy 2011 - 2016.
  • Managing Derby's Regional Growth Fund allocation to support Derby’s key sectors and generate employment growth in the city.
  • Influence the school curriculum to promote enterprise in our young people.
  • Identify and promote trade and tourism opportunities with Osnabruck, Shaanxi Province and Toyota City.
  • Delivering the Darley Abbey Mills Regeneration Strategy.


Contact details

Phone: 01332 641629
Minicom: 01332 640666