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Economic Growth Strategy for Conwy County

24th February 2017

Categories: News

A draft strategy which sets out Conwy County Borough Council’s objectives for the County’s economic growth for the next decade was approved by the Council’s cabinet last week.

The Conwy Economic Growth Strategy 2017-2027 sets out the Council’s goals to increase productivity, competitiveness and growth for the County and the businesses that operate here for the next 10 years, in the context of the wider aspirations for the North Wales economy.

Cllr Ronnie Hughes, Conwy’s Deputy Leader who has responsibility for economic development, said, “The Conwy Economic Growth Strategy 2017-2027 is an important step in ensuring that Conwy ambitions are met and delivered, and that they link into the aspirations of the N Wales and neighbouring regions. We believe that Conwy is Perfectly Placed to take advantage of major projects in the area as well as maximizing our talented people and businesses that live and work already in the county.

“We have a clear direction for promoting sustainable economic growth, now and for the future. The strategy is a collaborative document, and I hope that our partners, businesses and the broader community can help shape the future of Conwy County by sharing their views in this important public consultation.”

There are five ambitions in the Strategy:
◾To create state-of-the-art business premises to support growth and attract new businesses
◾To actively attract head offices/international bases into the county
◾To establish a dedicated Higher Education presence in the county
◾To develop a night time economy in Llandudno and a winter tourism offer across the county making Conwy a year-round visitor destination
◾To facilitate the tidal lagoon and other renewable energy projects across the county

It has been put together following work with key consultees and its implementation will be a partnership between the Council and other partners within the public, private and third sectors.

The Strategy will be available on the Conwy Business Centre’s website  for comment until 17 March.

Drop in sessions for businesses to find out more about the Strategy and provide feedback will be held at Conwy Business Centre on 6 March from 5.30pm - 7.30pm and at Glasdir in Llanrwst on 14 March 6pm – 8pm. For further information contact 01492 574555

The final version of the Strategy is scheduled to be published in April.

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