Enterprise Zones Wales

When you choose to locate to one of the eight Enterprise Zones in Wales you can rely on the very best conditions for your business to thrive – including support from a pro-business government, the skills you need to grow, first-class virtual and real-world infrastructure and a wide range of property and development opportunities, as well as highly competitive overheads.

Whether you're looking to start up a new venture or looking to grow, you'll find they offer very compelling business benefits, including

  • A business environment that promotes economic growth and shared knowledge
  • Access to a skilled and loyal workforce, with a range of training opportunities
  • Links to commercially focussed higher and further education institutions and R&D Centres
  • Bespoke space and competitive property costs, underpinned by fast-tracked planning decisions
  • Unique strengths based on Wales’ natural assets
  • Established Infrastructure providing access to markets, as well as established and emerging supply chains
  • A strong partnership between the Welsh Government, local authorities and other key stakeholders
  • Home to a number of established names such as Aston Martin, Deloitte, Magnox, Continental Teves, Tata, Valero, Airbus, Minesto and BBC

Our Enterprise Zones

Anglesey Enterprise Zone

A centre for low carbon energy generation, where the world’s renewable energy giants are creating opportunities for business, through major low carbon energy projects.

Cardiff Airport and Bro Tathan Enterprise Zone

A leading UK aerospace and defence location with a 50 year heritage. Three distinct sites, with an international airport on site, all on the doorstep of Cardiff, our capital city.

Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone

A 56.7-hectare (140-acre) business district at the heart of Wales’ capital city, Cardiff - the closest capital city to London but with significantly lower overheads.

Deeside Enterprise Zone

A 2,000-hectare (4942 acre) Zone with the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the UK and home to highly skilled advanced manufacturing, including the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre - AMRC Cymru.

Ebbw Vale Enterprise Zone

A rich international and indigenous manufacturing heritage and a skilled, available workforce, with academic expertise on the doorstep and easy access to key markets and supply chains in Wales and the Midlands.

Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone

Part of the UK’s only coastal National Park Zone with a skilled energy supply–chain; located adjacent to the Celtic Sea which combined with the UK’s busiest energy port is providing growing opportunities in Offshore Wind and hydrogen production.

Port Talbot Waterfront Enterprise Zone

A longstanding manufacturing heritage, a well-connected location and its own deep water port make this one of the most accessible and unique business destinations in Wales.

Snowdonia Enterprise Zone

Two unique sites at the heart of Snowdonia National Park. The Zone’s natural assets and industrial and military heritage combine to offer an ideal and secure environment for low carbon energy, ICT, medical radioisotope or aerospace-related businesses.

Why choose an Enterprise Zone?

Whatever your business requires, locating in an Enterprise Zone ensures you get the best possible support in a location that is perfect for your growth.

That may include business support, specialist or plentiful skills; easy access to markets; co-location with your sector’s supply chain and customers; bespoke space; or a combination of all of these.

The Welsh Government Business Support team will listen to those requirements and explore opportunities to develop a tailored package of support to make your move smooth and straightforward, covering all bases.

Business Environment

Wales is open for business. In addition to strong relationships between businesses, academics and our devolved, business-focused Government, Wales’ Enterprise Zones also offer diverse skills from a loyal workforce, competitive property costs, established supply chains and a great place for you and your workforce to live and work. And when you join us in an Enterprise Zone you’ll be in good company. We are already the location of choice for a number of international companies such as Aston Martin, Deloitte, Magnox, Continental Teves, Tata, Valero, Airbus, Minesto and BBC

Business Support

Whether you are a large, established business or a small start–up the Welsh Government Business Support team will listen to your requirements and explore opportunities to develop a tailored package of support to cover all bases.

Business Ready Infrastructure

All eight Welsh Enterprise Zones ensure easy connections to other parts of the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and beyond.

Each Zone has a varied mix of available property: from Grade A office space to large development areas, from R&D incubator units to factories or aircraft hangars you can move into or renovate. And some sites are available with planning permissions already in place.

A Great Place to live

As well as offering some of the best environments to do business, our Enterprise Zones also offer you and your loyal workforce a great lifestyle when you clock off.

With unbeatable mountain, coastal and rural landscapes, great cities and three National Parks packed into a country that’s just 256km (159 miles) long and 96km (59 miles) wide, the great outdoors is on every doorstep.

This is a major factor in making staff retention levels here higher than the UK average - which means you don’t just get a great lifestyle in a Welsh Enterprise Zone, you also get a loyal workforce.