Stevenage Borough Council
To drive future economic growth, Stevenage Council is concentrating investment to meet local business needs and to deliver maximum economic growth. This approach has been vital given the current backdrop of reduced public funding, limited resources and continued uncertainty.
At a time when other local authorities are cutting back on economic development activities, Stevenage Council aims to address low business start-up and survival rates and low awareness and negative perceptions of the area through partnerships with the public and private sector.
Elizabeth Dand, economic development officer of Stevenage Council, looks at how this strategy is helping boost economic growth in the town.
10 January 2013