Hartlepool firms urged to help shape blueprint for town’s economic growth

Businesses in Hartlepool are being urged to have their say to help shape the town’s economic priorities for post-COVID recovery and growth in the years ahead.

The town’s current Economic Growth Strategy was developed by Hartlepool Borough Council in 2018 and is due an update this year, especially following the impact of the COVID pandemic.

To revise the strategy, the Council is running a consultation for Hartlepool businesses and is encouraging as many as possible to take part.

Businesses can give their views by completing a 5-minute online survey.

They are also invited to find out more and have their say at the next meeting of the Hartlepool Economic Regeneration and Tourism Forum, which takes place on Thursday 17th February from 8.15am-9.30am at West Hartlepool Rugby Club. The meeting will be led by ERS Research and Consultancy, which is helping the Council to develop the new strategy, and places need to be booked in advance.

To take part in the online consultation and also to book places at the Forum meeting, click here.  

Councillor Paddy Brown, Chair of the Council’s Economic Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “The updated strategy will set the town’s economic priorities for recovery and growth for the coming years, and after the long period of very difficult trading conditions which our local businesses have endured during COVID it has never been more important.

“It’s vital that as many of Hartlepool’s businesses as possible – large and small, and across all the different sectors – take part in this consultation and help shape this important blueprint for the years ahead.”

Businesses can also get more information about the Economic Growth Strategy from the Council’s Business Growth Team at business.support@hartlepool.gov.uk 

 

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