Growing a fair economy so everyone benefits

Priorities Goals
Enable Economic Recovery from Covid-19 ensuring all residents benefit from growth
  • Ensure our borough becomes stronger post Covid-19 by supporting businesses to recover, adapt and build resilience.
  • Work with partners to facilitate a high skill, high wage, low carbon workforce.
  • Develop opportunities to ensure the new economy is greener, sustainable and more resilient.
  • Work with our partners to enable Colchester town centre to be a more vibrant, resilient and adaptable to future change.
  • Transform the Northern Gateway as a hub for improved wellbeing, physical activity, jobs, housing and renewable energy​.
  • Address the inequality of access to Gigabit Broadband in communities.
  • Tackle local skills shortages working with businesses, University of Essex, Colchester Institute and other partners​.
Work with partners to deliver a shared vision for a vibrant town
  • Agree a Town Deal with partners and the Government to attract significant new investment​.
  • Collaborate with the town centre Business Improvement District (BID).
  • Continue to regenerate Colchester Town Centre using Council assets, aligned private investment, the Town Deal and Town Investment Plan​.
Create an environment that attracts inward investment to Colchester and help businesses to flourish​
  • Ensure our strategy for inclusive economic growth supports the ambitions outlined in the North Essex Growth Strategy, the Local Industrial Strategy and our Town Deal.
  • Ensure a good supply of employment land and premises to attract new businesses and allow existing firms to expand and thrive​.
  • Encourage green technologies and innovative solutions to the Climate Emergency​.
  • Maximise the Social Value benefits derived from third party contracts​.
  • Ensure the Council’s assets continue to contribute to economic growth and opportunity​.

Page last reviewed: 28 October 2020