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Invest in the Cotswolds

The Cotswold District is a great place to run your business. As well as its famed landscape and beautiful towns and villages, the area offers:

  • a highly-skilled workforce
  • the best digitally-connected rural district in the country
  • lots of impressive digital and high-tech businesses
  • available land

We are home to great businesses ranging from FTSE100 financial services giant St James’s Place, a number of high-tech medical supply companies and thousands of smaller microbusinesses. We also have respected institutions like the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester, the Fire Service College at Moreton-in-Marsh and the Campden BRI food innovation centre at Chipping Campden.

If you are interested in investing in the area, please contact our Economic Development Team at or phone 01285 623558.

For details of the support available for training and skills, visit

Available sites for commercial development

There are a number of sites in the District which have been allocated for commercial development in our Local Plan. These include:

Green Economic Growth Strategy

We have adopted a Green Economic Growth Strategy (December 2020) as part of our commitment to supporting business and growing the local economy in a sustainable way.