Economic policy

Economic strategy, regulation, innovation, enterprise policy, social economy, access to finance, agri-food, Economic Advisory Group and MATRIX


Enterprise policy

The focus of Enterprise Policy is on promoting enterprise and entrepreneurship and creating the necessary conditions that will enable businesses across all sectors of the economy to start and grow.


Entrepreneurship is a key policy focus for the Department for the Economy and a longstanding challenge for Northern Ireland. The department’s 10x Economic Vision sets out our ambition for entrepreneurship, which is to become an economy known for our enterprising culture, to drive up the rate of new business start-ups and create an environment that actively fosters and supports entrepreneurs to turn their ideas into reality.

Innovation and research and development (R&D)

Details of the Department for the Economy’s (DfE’s) current projects, policies and strategies that are part of its innovation and research and development.

Related to Economic policy

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for the Economy including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.

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