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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 economic.development@cotswold.gov.uk or phone 01285 623558.

For details of the support available for training and skills, visit www.skillsportalglos.com.

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.