Rutland is a rural county which is popular with tourists, thanks to its beautiful countryside and Rutland Water.
Its economy is home to over 3,000 businesses in a diverse range of sectors, with the largest employers falling within the health and manufacturing sectors. The tourism industry is another significant employer within the area, accounting for £85milion annually.
The area has a business birth rate of 55.7 per 10,000 working age population, which is above the East Midlands average, and 1,950 businesses registered for VAT and PAYE.
Located to the far North West of the LEP area, Rutland is within easy reach of Peterborough as well as the Midlands and North.
One of the latest new developments in the area is Oakham Enterprise Park, which is being developed on a former prison site with the help of Growing Places Funding. Find out more here: www.oakhamenterprisepark.co.uk
Find out more: www.rutland.gov.uk/business