Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council

Gloucestershire County Council - Credit: Archant

Promotional feature: Gloucestershire County Council, in collaboration with GFirst LEP, is working to build a vibrant local economy in Gloucestershire especially in manufacturing and advanced engineering, one of our most significant business sectors in the county.

Gloucestershire County Council Leader Mark Hawthorne / Photo: Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.c

Gloucestershire County Council Leader Mark Hawthorne / Photo: Clint Randall - Credit: Archant

Gloucestershire County Council works in collaboration with key public and private partners and stakeholders to support the local economy and the delivery of the Strategic Economic Plan and Growth Deal. Gloucestershire County Council helps you by connecting the county through improved infrastructure, from roads to upgrading broadband and assisting young people with the right skills to get jobs.

Under the banner of the ‘Grow Gloucestershire’ campaign, the county council has committed resources and is working to stimulate the local economy through giving young people the right skills to get jobs through initiatives such as Yes 2 Jobs.

We are also supporting schools to develop and deliver skills/employability sessions for their pupils with the YES charter. Schools who sign up have access to a range of support including help with careers advice and guidance, and small grants for projects to help improve the employability skills of young people.

Through leading calls for much needed improvements to the A417 ‘Missing Link’, and securing investment to deliver one of the UK’s biggest fibre optic broadband infrastructure roll outs, we are also helping to improve connections in the county.

Giving small businesses the opportunity to grow is central to developing a strong local economy and as one of the biggest employers in the county, Gloucestershire County Council is leading the way and taking an active role in helping to deliver growth, encourage further investment and creation of jobs and support local businesses.

The county council employees more than 3,000 people and has recently committed, as part of the Blackfriars and Quayside regeneration project, to continue to base itself in Gloucester city.

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