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Economic development in Wycombe

Economic development and our corporate plan

We place a high priority on economic development while making sure our involvement complements, rather than duplicates, activities delivered by other organisations. Our current Corporate Plan 2015-2019, alongside any other work programmes, sets out our ambitions which include facilitating opportunities for business growth and job creation.

The plan will help us work with others to retain and generate jobs in the district for local people while helping new businesses to develop and become sustainable.

Some of our current workstreams include:

  • market and promote our district to help attract inward investment and boost the visitor economy
  • pursue appropriate inward investment opportunities
  • support small businesses to grow through managed workspace provision
  • use our regeneration fund to acquire property interests to facilitate regeneration and bring empty properties back in to use
  • work with High Wycombe Business Improvement District (HWBIDCo) to attract and retain investment in High Wycombe
  • continue to support the extended Connected Counties programme to roll-out of superfast broadband in our rural areas
  • work with the Globe Park BID in Marlow to develop and implement a strategy for business growth

We recognise that it is necessary to be able to respond to opportunities as they arise, and the plan will therefore be kept flexible and under constant review during its lifetime. In June each year we publish our annual report which sets out our progress against our priorities.