Our eight enterprise zones in Wales offer the best possible conditions for your business to thrive. See which zone meets your requirements.

Businesses located in, or moving to an Enterprise Zone in Wales can benefit from a reduction in interest rates of up to 2% on new loans from the Development Bank of Wales.

Where major projects are driving the growth of world-class low carbon power generation.

A 50+ year aerospace and defence heritage, a rich pool of manufacturing and engineering skills and an international airport on site.

A premier 56.7-hectare (140 acre) business district in the closest capital city to London, with around 50% lower property costs.

A 2,000-hectare (4942 acre) home to cutting edge manufacturing and the highest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the UK.

Strong manufacturing skills availability, 40 hectares (98 acres) of development land with 100% expansion space and fast-tracked planning, plus excellent connectivity to the Midlands.

Longstanding energy heritage and diversity and innovation across a range of sectors at the heart of the UK’s only coastal National Park.

A longstanding manufacturing heritage and unique well-connected location make this one of the most accessible and unique business destinations in Wales.

Home to two truly unique sites tailor-made for low carbon energy, ICT or aerospace-related businesses.

Enterprise Zones

Our eight Enterprise Zones are designated areas across Wales where the Welsh Government has created the best possible conditions for your business to thrive.

The Zones are all focused on particular sectors, so at least one will particularly suit your business. And whether you're looking to start up a new venture or your business is growing, you'll find they offer very compelling business benefits, including:

  • A range of financial incentives including some of the highest levels of grant aid in the UK

  • Enterprise Zones prioritised for Next Generation Broadband

  • Accelerated planning processes

  • Excellent transport links and access to markets

  • Bespoke space

  • Competitive property and salary costs

  • Skilled workforce and commercially-focused academics

  • Private sector-led Zone Boards which directly advise the Welsh Government and Ministers

What is an enterprise zone?  Enterprise Zones in Wales

Property

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Business Environment

Enterprise Zones are where we create the best possible environment for your business to grow:

Skills

Sector clusters

R&D and academia

Quality of life

Support and Incentives

Our Enterprise Zones offer some of the highest levels of financial incentives and best support packages in the UK.

Financial incentives

Support from a pro-business Government

Business Ready Infrastructure

Every Zone has the real-world and virtual connections to get your business moving

Transport links

Broadband, data security & ICT


Further Information

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Take a trip through the eight Welsh Enterprise Zones

Enterprise Zones Brochure

Browse or download a copy of our latest brochure here

Case Studies

Meet some of the companies who have already chosen to locate within a Welsh Enterprise Zone

The Snowdonia Aerospace Centre is one of six shortlisted locations for the UK Spaceport. Its long runway and coastal, peninsular location with access to segregated airspace makes it an ideal candidate for safe spaceplan operations.

Northern Gateway within Deeside Enterprise Zone is a strategic, 90 hectare (222 acre), ready-to-go development site understood to be the largest, private sector-led development in north Wales and the north west of England.

Cardiff Capital Region, encompassing 3 Enterprise Zones, and consisting of 10 local authority areas covering the South East Region of South Wales, has the potential to fundamentally transform the region.

Covering four local authority regions in South West Wales, the Swansea Bay City Region covers an area of 4,805 square kilometres, with a combined population of over 685,000.

Wylfa Newydd is the name of the Horizon Nuclear Power project to develop a new nuclear power station adjacent to the former Magnox Wylfa Power Station on Anglesey.

Further Information and latest updates

Economy Secretary offers Pembrokeshire £3m per year for removal of tolls
The Welsh Government has offered Pembrokeshire Council an additional £3m per annum to cover the…
New Company Launches Price Comparison Website at Port Talbot Enterprise Zone
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Welsh Government funding for Deeside Enterprise Zone traffic improvement
The Welsh Government is investing £243,000 to improve access and alleviate current levels of…
New Group to advise on Tech Valleys
A group that will advise on how £100m of Welsh Government funding can be invested to support…