Economic regeneration

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

  • Supporting business and job creation
  • Promoting skills development
  • 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