As well as being a major employer, the County Council has an important role to play in creating the conditions for Sustainable Growth. We aim to do this by working through local partnerships and businesses, equipping the current and future workforce with key skills, encouraging local supply chains and networks and using innovative ways of generating income to pay for new infrastructure. We also have a pivotal role in conserving and using our natural resources more efficiently and balancing Economic Growth whilst safeguarding Hampshire’s environment and quality of life. Our work to increase broadband coverage across the County and projects to create employment opportunities close to people’s homes help to create thriving local economics, particularly in rural areas, whilst reducing traffic congestion.

David Fletcher
Assistant Director Economic Development