Community Economic Development

    Advice to Business and Community

    The Economic Development Unit seeks to develop and regenerate the economy and community, with key objectives being to create employment opportunities and secure external funding for the benefit of the area.

    The overall aims of the Unit are to:

    • Encourage Local Business growth and diversity.
    • Promote the area to attract new and sustainable investment.
    • Maximise funding opportunities to assist infrastructure development.
    • Encourage individuals and organisations to adopt 'Lifelong Learning' to equip them to compete now and into the future.
    • Assist in the regeneration of our market towns and villages.
    • Assist Local Community groups to harness resources.

    The Council encourages both competition and sustainability in all areas of the local economy. The Unit actively promotes the area and offers business development and support, and attempts to remove barriers to investment where possible.

    Local residents and communities also focus heavily in the work of the Unit, which keenly encourages improvements to the local physical infrastructure and services.

    Support is given to local community groups in the form of advice and information.

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