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Investing in Staffordshire Moorlands

Staffordshire Moorlands offers developers, growing and new businesses a great location. Key benefits include:

  • Affordable location - We are recognised as the most affordable place to invest in Stoke & Staffordshire and 30% below the UK average
  • Knowledge economy - 22% of our workforce are employed in a knowledge intensive sector, meaning we rank in the top 40% of national districts nationally
  • Skilled workforce - The proportion of our working age residents qualified to NVQ level 3 (A-levels) is very high, putting the Staffordshire Moorlands in the top 20% of national rankings.

How we can help you

To get assistance in your commercial properties search, use online property search .

To get planning and building regulations advice and view our interactive planning map for detailed planning history. We are Open for Business, so for any 1-to-1 advice, or to discuss your investment, contact our Regeneration team.

The Leek Investment Prospectus [1MB]  summaries the opportunities and the potential of the town, alongside the facts and figures developers require, in a single, easy to read document which is now available. 

The Council has produced a Plain English Guide to submitting a Planning Application for Business which includes answers to Frequently Asked Questions and a validation checklist for use in business planning applications. Staffordshire Chambers has endorsed this as a really useful document which helps make it easier for business to invest and expand in the district.

You may also wish to learn more about  Staffordshire Moorland's economic and business profile [1006KB] .