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Getting the West Sussex economy moving
27th July 2020

Priorities and partnerships are key to the county council’s draft Economy Reset plan in response to the economic impact of COVID-19.

The draft plan, plus proposed action points, was endorsed by the county council’s Cabinet on Tuesday (21 July) as the basis for discussion with the council’s partners.

Priority areas include:

  • focussing on skills and employment reflecting the significant impact COVID-19 is having on jobs, the self-employed and those seeking to enter the labour market in West Sussex
  • maximising opportunities to support businesses and residents through Government initiatives
  • focussing on Crawley, the wider Gatwick Diamond economy and the businesses and people severely impacted by the aviation crisis and current position with Gatwick Airport
  • accelerating the adoption and application of digital technology and installing new infrastructure
  • addressing the needs of particular sectors, including tourism
  • exploring opportunities to support the aims of the county council’s Climate Change Strategy through our approach to economic recovery.

In October, the economy reset plan will be proposed for adoption by the council.

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