Despite a recent setback, scientists say the North East has the potential to become the site of the UK’s first geothermal energy scheme in decades.
Business Durham is the economic development company for County Durham, delivering the environment for business and economic growth.
Providing support to the business community in County Durham, Business Durham acts as the business gateway to Durham County Council, and is responsible for managing a portfolio of business property, as well as attracting capital & inward investment to the County, and developing an innovative economy that attracts and supports hi-tech companies to grow and flourish.
Business Durham is the first point of contact for businesses operating in County Durham, offering advice and guidance to support their growth and development, and providing businesses with an easy route in to County Council services that they may need to access. Business Durham also promotes enterprise and business start-up within the County, working closely with partners to raise aspirations and encourage an enterprise culture.