If Colchester was included in England's list of 56 cities, it would rank as one of the most buoyant economies...

Colchester, Ipswich & the Haven Gateway sub-region: Comparative analysis. Centre for cities 2010

10 Reasons to Invest

With ambitious development plans and a powerful workforce, Colchester is an exciting and inspiring place to be. Here are just some reasons as to why you should bring your business to Colchester. 

Latest News

Five-fold increase in workforce at Colchester broadband provider

Rural broadband provider County Broadband is on course to increase its workforce five-fold since the start of this year, from 16 to 79 by December and has ambitions to be a major player in the UK tech sector. New roles in technology, finance and community engagement...

University of Essex in World Top 50 for Social Sciences

The University of Essex, based in Colchester, is once again ranked in the global elite for the social sciences after being ranked 48th in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 thanks to the strength of its research and international profile....

7 Stand Out Projects

Colchester is a place with ambitious growth plans. Here are seven place-defining projects that will take Colchester’s outstanding potential to the next level. 

Business Advice

Whether you have an existing business here in Colchester or if you are setting off on a new venture, we are totally committed to helping you on your journey. Here is a help & advice area for you to explore.


Colchester’s Annual Economic Report 2017/18

Containing a dashboard of key economic indicators and snapshots of employment sectors where growth is taking place, the Annual Economic Report is a ‘state of the Borough’ digest to help businesses plan for the future.

Colchester – Ultra Ready