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Reasons to invest in South Somerset

South Somerset, a great place to do business

We have:

  • Strong business growth and good survival rates
  • A resilient local economy with low unemployment levels, high levels of economic activity and growing levels of skills and training inclusion
  • Several of the South-west region’s most important high-tech aerospace businesses with many other advanced engineering and manufacturing companies
  • A planned aerospace innovation and collaboration hub in Yeovil as part of the iAero initiative, to further focus economic growth in this globally significant sector
  • Allocated employment sites and existing commercial floor space available to suit the needs of a wide range of businesses
  • Distinctive and diverse Market Towns, with ongoing rejuvenation and regeneration programmes in place
  • A high quality of life in our towns, villages and rural areas
  • A range of agricultural and rural diversification opportunities
  • Good access to the West Country’s strategic road and rail links and committed future improvements
  • A programme that will drive superfast broadband roll-out across our District, particularly focusing on the provision for businesses and improving coverage in more rural areas

Below you can find headline statistics for South Somerset:

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