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The Economic Development team works to aid local small and
medium sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as larger multi-national
corporations (MNCs) in all aspects of running their business.
This ranges from financial assistance to the location of
suitable property sites when relocating. Download Seeds for Business Growth
(pdf 998KB) for a selection of the services offered by
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Locate in Kent
Medway is proud to be part of a network of state of the art
innovation centres. Together these form the ‘Kent Innovation
Corridor’, running from the Nucleus at Dartford in the west to the
Kent Innovation Centre in the east. To find out more visit
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Economic Development Strategy
Development Strategy (pdf 277KB) was adopted in 2009 and
identified five key priority areas, listed below.
This includes inward investment, the provision
of facilities for the creative industries and the establishment
of centres for environmental technologies.
This includes aiding training in customer service and
ensuring there is not a skills gap in the local workforce for any
future sector development.
This includes encouraging employers to recruit apprentices and
graduates and raising the aspirations of local young people who
may not otherwise be able to access higher education.
This includes the auditing of brown field sites for future
business use, the provision of suitable land to build new
workspaces on and providing managed work spaces.
This includes increased use of the river and working with other
departments of Medway Council in hosting of a wide range of
events to improve the overall image of Medway as a place to
visit and stay.
To achieve the key priorities the Economic Development team
not only work with other council departments but also a wide range
of partner organisations. These include: