Growing business and creating high-value jobs in the Harrogate district: Since launching our Economic Growth Strategy in summer 2017 we have provided tailored support to over 200 local businesses and directly helped secure over £500,000 of business grant funding - enabling business growth and creating high-value jobs. Please view our September newsletter for highlights of our achievements in this first year and for a taste of our plans for the year ahead.
The Economic Growth Strategy for the Harrogate district (2017-2035) aims to adopt a co-ordinated, corporate approach to prioritise and support 'good growth' in the district, to achieve a sustainable and resilient economy by 2035 (featuring new higher value jobs, an increase in Gross value added (GVA) and a boost in average workplace wages to at least the regional average).
This aim will be achieved by delivering interventions in the following strategic themes:
- land and buildings for growth
- skills for growth
- targeted business support
- conditions for growth: digital and telecoms
- conditions for growth: transport
- branding and promotion
The interventions within these key themes will focus on four key sectors
- creative and digital
- financial and professional services
- scientific research and development
This new economic growth strategy is all about providing a long term framework to build on our strengths, address our challenges, create effective partnerships and deliver positive, focused interventions to create a more sustainable economy for the future.
Page last updated 10/12/2018