Get an insight into the diverse range of sectors in Devon, some home grown and others co-ordinated across the South West region through collaboration and partnerships.
Advanced Engineering inc. Aerospace
A key priority for Devon and the SW region providing specialist engineering, parts and services to the UK and beyond.
A leader in the creative sector, the beauty and freedom of Devon clearly feeds into the creative spirit.
A key part of the South West 'Build Back Better Plan' and Devon's priorities, making great strides with explosive growth potential.
Food & Drink
A traditional strength, but now with more passion and creative flare than ever before while embracing ever changing dietary preferences and requirements.
Building on key centres of excellence across the region, this sector is innovative with great growth potential.
Other Devon Sectors
For information on Tourism, Environmental Science, Professional Services, Lifestyle and many more Devon sectors.
Follow the location you are interested in, for a high-level profile and links to the Economic Development Teams who are ready to support and assist you evaluate Devon as a place to do business.
Choose East Devon for exceptional business opportunities in and around our outstanding coastline and countryside. We are driving change and prosperity through clean growth, transitioning to a low carbon economy, and delivery of key projects in the Exeter and East Devon Enterprise Zone.
Exeter is one of the UK’s fastest-growing economies and home to a range of established and start-up tech businesses. The city is working towards the quality of life being considered at every stage. It holds a reputation of being a thriving city centre, within a network of thriving rural and coastal towns and villages. Easy to get to by plane, train or road its connectivity extends through to a culture of real collaboration.
Strategically located on the SW’s main transport and communication corridor, Mid Devon is mid-way between the Taunton and Exeter Growth Points. With new employment sites coming on stream in Tiverton and Cullompton and a major new development of up to 5,000 houses planned for the ‘Culm Garden Village’, it’s a great time to invest in Mid Devon.
Northern Devon is not just a fantastic place to live and visit, but also a great place to start and grow a business. Here, businesses really can have it all - exciting new facilities for innovation and enterprise, which will change the start-up landscape forever; access to excellent Further and Higher Education, and to key technical skills on your doorstep; with enhanced high speed digital infrastructure bringing Northern Devon closer to the rest of the world.
An ocean city powerhouse with an established marine, digital and creative flare - follow the link to Plymouth's dedicated Inward Investment Team.
Catch some waves before the first meeting of the day or feel renewed with a wild swim. Living and working in the South Hams means you can strike the dream work/life balance every day. No wonder then that the South Hams comes top as the happiest place to live in Devon. We’re perfectly positioned to explore miles of spectacular coastline to the south, Dartmoor to the north and the vibrant university cities of Exeter and Plymouth a short trip to either side.
Teignbridge is the perfect place to start, grow or to relocate your business. With the M5 motorway, a regional rail hub, fully functioning port and a short drive to Exeter airport, business in Teignbridge can access a variety of markets. With new commercial development sites coming forward, there has never been a better time to invest in Teignbridge.
Home of photonics and micro-electronics and synonymous with the fishing and marine industry. Invest in Torbay offer a unique Soft Landings grant (up to £10,000) to encourage foreign owned companies to expand or locate, grow and create jobs in Torbay. Follow the link to Torbay's dedicated Inward Investment Team for more details.
Fresh air, wide open spaces, a resourceful attitude and welcoming villages and towns all combine to make West Devon an attractive choice for everyone looking for a better work/life balance.