Focus on business and productivity
There are in the region of 4,655 businesses operating within Blackburn with Darwen. The one year business survival rate in the borough is on a par with the national average, but Blackburn with Darwen’s five year business survival rate is below Lancashire and national averages. As with the regional and national profile, micro businesses (0-9 employees) make up the largest proportion of the borough’s businesses (85.7%). As this proportion is lower than regional or national averages, the borough sees an above average proportion of small and medium sized businesses.