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Invest in Devon

‘Invest in Devon’ is your gateway to profiles of the various Devon locations. If you have a specific interest in one or more of Devon’s diverse sectors, they are also profiled here.

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.

Devon Cliffs

East Devon

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.

The Quay Exeter

Exeter City

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.

Bideford New Bridge

Northern 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.


South Hams

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.


West Devon

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.

Supported by Devon County Council