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Our Economic and Rural Economic Strategies

Supporting the growth of a strong, dynamic, and prosperous Staffordshire economy is a top priority of the County Council. Our efforts to transform the Staffordshire economy and increase the proportion of our workforce in higher skilled, higher paid occupations over the last decade helped to ensure we were well placed to remain resilient through the pandemic and rebound strongly afterwards, although some challenges clearly remain.

The much-changed economic outlook means it is now the right time to set out our plans for continuing to support the development of the local economy over the coming months and years. To this end, we have developed our new Economic Strategy which sets out our overall vision, ambitions, and priorities for the local economy up to 2030, aligned to the Government’s ‘missions’ for Levelling up the UK.

Our Economic Strategy has a strong focus on the need to reshape our town centres, whilst we continue to recognise the important linkages between our urban and rural areas and the specific opportunities and challenges faced by rural parts of the county.  We have therefore also developed our new Rural Economic Strategy, setting out our priorities and outlining the important role our rural economy will play in the delivery of our overall ambitions in supporting the growth of the Staffordshire economy and enabling our residents to take advantage of the high skilled, high paid jobs that will be created within the county.

To ensure our residents, businesses, and partners have an opportunity to shape these important strategies before they are finalised, we are undertaking a 4-week public consultation to seek your views. We acknowledge that each strategy may be of more relevance to some people than others, and you can therefore see and comment on each strategy, or both, using the links below.

View and comment on the overall Economic Strategy

View and comment on the Rural Economic Strategy

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