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Business growth in the district

We want to support existing businesses to grow and attract new inward investment into the district


Economic growth

We work with businesses to support economic growth and with investors to encourage new business and investment in our district.


Economic Development Strategy

Our district's Icon for pdf Economic Development Strategy to 2020 [2.28MB] sets out our ambitions for the future.

Four priorities for action are identified:

  1. Building on our current and emerging economic strengths.
  2. Boosting productivity and supporting business growth.
  3. Promoting further investment by maximising the value of our assets and stimulating confidence
  4. Improving education and skills.

You can download  the district in context [2.47MB] which is the analysis and evidence base for the economic development strategy.


Delivering the strategy

To deliver this strategy we've introduced a number initiatives including our 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




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