Our performance

We publish information on our performance twice a year which tells you how we have performed against the targets set for us by the NI Executive.


It reflects how we are supporting businesses to create jobs, invest in R&D and skills, and grow their exports.

The information below covers the last five years, April 2011 to March 2016, the last Programme for Government period. This information will be updated following mid-year and end-year points, once the data has been checked and confirmed as correct. This will usually be ready in November and May of each year.

Guide to our performance

To help you understand this information, here are some important things to know:

  • 'Jobs promoted' are the jobs a company intends to create at the start of a project.
  • It can take, on average 3-5 years for a company to create all jobs.
  • 'Jobs created' are the jobs actually in place at a specific point in time.
  • Jobs promoted in a year and jobs created in the same year cannot be directly compared.
  • The geographical spread of our support is dependent on where the businesses that seek our support are located, it is not allocated or directed to specific areas.
  • It is natural to see higher levels of support in areas in the east where 65% of businesses are based, and in areas where there are higher concentrations of businesses, like cities.
  • We report on the amount of money that we have offered businesses at the start of a project. This money is only paid when a business can demonstrate it has met the conditions of our offer – e.g. when jobs are actually in place. In some cases businesses may not receive all the money we offer.
Our achievements during 2011-2016 have benefited the whole of Northern Ireland, delivering a return of almost £6 of investment in our economy for every £1 of Invest NI support.

Regional Breakdown 2011-2016

We have also provided a regional breakdown of this information by the 11 council areas; and by Parliamentary Constituency. This will be updated at the end of each financial year, usually in May.

It is important to note that the information provided relates to the support we offer direct to businesses. In addition to this, we offer money to External Delivery Organisations (EDOs) and universities, who help administer some of our schemes – for example, NI Screen which supports the development and growth of the digital and creative industry. These organisations are specialists in their field and distribute this support to businesses across the whole of Northern Ireland.

Council Breakdown

To access the area profile (PDF) for a council click on the specific region of the map you are interested in.

Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Derry City & Strabane Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Causeway Coast & Glens Mid & East Antrim Mid & East Antrim Mid & East Antrim Mid & East Antrim Antrim & Newtownabbey Antrim & Newtownabbey Antrim & Newtownabbey Antrim & Newtownabbey Belfast Ards & North Down Ards & North Down Lisburn & Castlereagh Lisburn & Castlereagh Lisburn & Castlereagh Lisburn & Castlereagh Lisburn & Castlereagh Newry, Mourne & Down Newry, Mourne & Down Newry, Mourne & Down Newry, Mourne & Down Newry, Mourne & Down Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Mid Ulster Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh Fermanagh & Omagh

You can also view the area profile (PDF) for a council by clicking on the region you are interested in below.

You can view the area profile (PDF) for a council by clicking on the region you are interested in below.

District council area source data (XLS)

Parliamentary Constituency Breakdown

To access the Invest NI Support (PDF) for a council click on the specific region of the map you are interested in.

You can also view the Invest NI Support (PDF) for a parliamentary constituency area by clicking on the region you are interested in below.

You can view the Invest NI Support (PDF) for a parliamentary constituency area by clicking on the region you are interested in below.

Parliamentary constituency area source data (XLS)

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