Staffordshire County Council
Developing and growing Staffordshire’s economy is the County Council’s number one priority, offering a range of support to both new and growing businesses in the area.
Amongst the County Council’s investments in Staffordshire’s business environment is Innovation Centre 5 (IC5). Located on Keele University Science and Innovation Park, IC5 provides high quality office accommodation for high-tech businesses. The County Council invested £7million to fund and help build IC5 and has worked closely in partnership with Keele University to further develop the Science and Innovation Park and attract innovation-led businesses to the area.
The success of the collaborative project has led to plans for a sixth Innovation Centre (IC6) to be developed, with the County Council set to invest approximately £2million to create the new facility. Located alongside an innovation leadership hub and a new home for Keele Management School, IC6 will provide high-quality letting space for innovative businesses and would allow for a further 100 skilled jobs to be located in the area.