We have agreed an Economy Reset Plan for the period 2020-2024 in response to the impact and challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The plan is an update of the Economic Growth Plan 2018-2023 and sets out our priorities for supporting the recovery of the West Sussex economy.
The Economy Reset Plan has nine priority themes, setting out where the County Council is best placed to make a difference:
- Themes 1-3 reflect the spatial economic challenges for Crawley and the wider Gatwick Diamond, and for the coastal and rural economies.
- Themes 4-5 focus on the fundamental platforms of business start-ups, existing businesses, and employment and skills.
- Themes 6-7 focus on two key sectors hit hard, the visitor economy, with links to hospitality and the health and social care market, under considerable strain from Covid-19.
- Themes 8-9 focus on the opportunities we are keen to embrace around digital infrastructure and the application of digital technology to boost business productivity and enhance digital skills and the importance of embedding climate change and the environment in the reset approach.
Partners and stakeholders contributed to the development of the Economy Reset Plan and we will work closely with them to support the business community and to achieve these priorities.
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