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Rochdale Development Agency was established in 1993 and is dedicated to promoting Rochdale as a central investment location while continuing to support and assist existing investors.

Actively encouraging and assisting investment and promoting the borough as one of the most business-friendly locations in the UK. The RDA has strong links with both the council and the commercial sector and has helped many businesses relocate to the area including Dachser, JD Sports, ASDA (Wincanton), Takeuchi and Nobilia.

To make your business relocation as smooth as possible, the RDA is able to assist your business in many areas including commercial property searches, advice and guidance on expansion and relocation, advice on financial assistance and support with recruitment and training.

There is a rapid response to all investor enquiries and we allocate is a single point of contact within the team to co-ordinate all aspects of your investment enquiry.

Once a business has located to Rochdale we have a dedicated aftercare service. This ensures businesses here thrive. Research undertaken by the ONS, showed that business survival rates in Rochdale have consistently been higher than for Greater Manchester as a whole.

Rochdale Development Agency: a local authority controlled company of Rochdale Borough Council.
Registered in England: 2819935. Registered Office: Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale OL16 1XU.

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