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A pro-business Council

Maidstone Borough Council is determined to see local people benefit from new jobs, by increasing prosperity and sustainable growth.

The Council’s Economic Development Strategy sets out the key priorities below:

Retaining and attracting investment
Supporting existing businesses to grow and working to attract new employers to the borough, creating job opportunities for all residents across a range of sectors.

Stimulating entrepreneurship
Creating a more entrepreneurial and innovative economy, by helping new business start-ups and those with high growth potential to generate more prosperity by encouraging new and growing private sector businesses.

Enhancing the town centre:
Improving Maidstone town centre as a high-quality retail and leisure destination, creating a fantastic environment to live and work. A major focus will be on public realm improvements and enhancing the quality of town centre office space.

Improving the borough's infrastructure
Investing in infrastructure improvements to drive economic growth, including enhancements to the transport network to tackle congestion and digital infrastructure. 





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