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Corporate Strategy 2021

A strong local economy

We will:

  • provide support for enterprise across the borough post COVID
  • refresh the Economic Development Strategy
  • complete the Town Centre projects including market renovations
  • delivery Strawberry Meadows employment site

Chorley will have:

  • vibrant Town Centre and Villages
  • a strong and expanding business sector across the whole of the borough
  • access to high quality employment and education opportunities across the borough

How we will measure progress:

  • overall employment rate greater than 80%
  • 200 projected jobs created through the council's support and intervention
  • 3% of 16 to 17 year olds who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
  • 0.5% growth in business rate base
  • median workplace earnings in the borough better than North West average
  • earnings by place of residence better than the North West average
  • 2% increase in visitor numbers

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