We want to support existing businesses to grow and attract new inward investment into the district
We work with businesses to support economic growth and with investors to encourage new business and investment in our district.
Our district'ssets out our ambitions for the future.
Four priorities for action are identified:
You can download the district in context [2.47MB] which is the analysis and evidence base for the economic development strategy.
To deliver this strategy we've introduced a number initiatives including our Folkestone.works website which provides further information for business on our:
For further information and to contact our economic development team, please send us an email to email@example.com
In 2019 visitors to Folkestone Town Centre were surveyed to help inform regeneration of the area. The results reflect an honest assessment of the town centre which outlines strengths and weaknesses common to many towns across the UK.
Folkestone was praised for its independent shops, unique coastline and sense of community, while some issues were acknowledged such as the appeal of the town centre, empty shops and lack of leisure facilities. These findings have already helped shape the council's economic development agenda.
The full survey report can be viewed here.
The full Market Research response can be viewed here.