The Business & Enterprise Framework is used to identify clusters of businesses and jobs in the following distinct sectors:

  • Manufacturing & engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Information and communication technologies
  • Business, professional, financial, logistics & distribution
  • Cultural, creative & tourism
  • Construction, building maintenance & real estate
  • Utilities, extraction, primary industries & processing
  • Retail, personal & rental services

The County Durham Economic Partnership uses this information to tailor business support activities to the specialist businesses and business clusters in the county. This supports new and existing businesses to grow and create more jobs in the County.


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