Policy Statement: Economy & Jobs

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We need quality business parks, infrastructure and start-up hubs, and we want to keep our individual shops and cultural centres.

Uttlesford is a great place to live and work and we will encourage economic growth and high-quality, well-paid local jobs by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship; maximising the employment opportunities at and near the airport; supporting existing businesses; encouraging others to come to Uttlesford and working to improve major infrastructure and digital technology such as broadband speeds.

We will develop business partnerships that allow Uttlesford companies to benefit from the economic growth of surrounding areas and develop better links with major employment centres such as Cambridge and Harlow.

We will continue to promote our district as a great tourist destination, particularly through the support and development of our parks, art and historical assets.