Economic Development Strategy

Our commitment to growth

We are on the side of business. We want to support businesses based in the borough and considering a move here to thrive. Our most recent Economic Development Strategy makes a number of commitments about how we intend to do this:

- We will work towards sustaining the Borough’s strong economy by engaging and supporting local businesses to enable them to grow and prosper.

- We will work to improve the employment prospects, education and skills of local people.

- We will work with our partners to promote sustainable economic growth by ensuring the provision of essential strategic infrastructure and connectivity in the Borough.

- We will further strengthen the "Basildon Brand" to attract inward investment and work to bring about an economy that can adapt to global trade and competition.

Read the full policy here:

Economic Development Policy 2018