Wales is home to over 700 multinational companies including Ford, Toyota, GE and Panasonic. The region exports over 16 billion GBP of goods annually and has the fastest-growing manufacturing sector in the UK.


Expanding your business

Welsh businesses enjoy graduates from 4 QS world ranked universities and comparitively low cost office and industrial space.

Investing capital

Large capital and venture capital investors in Wales enjoy a range of regional and national incentives, including grants covering up to 45% of capital expenditure.

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Buying goods and services

Wales has over 30 sea ports and exports 56 million tonnes annually. There are around 6,000 businesses exporting 16 billion GBP a year.

16 billion GBP

of goods exported by Welsh businesses annually


economic growth per year


new businesses created in 2017

Over 3 million



QS world ranked universities

450+ million GBP

of R&D expenditure in 2017

Fastest growing

manufacturing sector in the UK

2 hours

to London by rail

Strategic markets: industrial and digital innovation

Swansea Bay City Deal

Wales’ second largest city, Swansea, is building on existing strengths in advanced manufacturing, energy and life sciences. Investment opportunities like Swansea Central aim to attract international capital into the region.

Digital technology sector

Wales’ digital technology sector has put 600 million GBP into the UK economy. Fintech and insuretech companies like GoCompare add to Wales’ 2.1 billion GBP tech sector.

Research and development support

Wales’ 115 million GBP SMART Cymru research fund is one of Europe’s most comprehensive support systems for industrial research, experimental development and feasibility studies.

Success snapshot: infrastructure

The UK government is supporting the Welsh economy through contributions to the Welsh City and Growth deals, with over 700 million GBP of investment. This is creating world-class infrastructure that enables business to grow and flourish.

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