Clowne, Whitwell & Creswell: Residents and businesses urged to have their say on new Derbyshire economic strategy

Businesses and residents across Derbyshire, including places like Clowne, Whitwell and Creswell, are being invited to have their say about a new document setting out ambitions to support economic growth in the county.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 30th April 2014, 9:00 pm
Guardian News
Guardian News

The Derbyshire Economic Strategy Statement (DESS) has been developed by the Derbyshire Economic Partnership (DEP) which is made up of representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors across the county, supported by the County Council.

The document sets out Derbyshire’s competitive strengths and opportunities and centres around three key themes to encourage more inward investment, to help existing businesses to grow and to raise the skills and aspirations of Derbyshire’s workforce.

Richard Horsley, chairman of DEP, said: “Derbyshire Economic Partnership has continued to work together during the recession and into the recovery to ensure the businesses of our county are represented and supported.”

“The new strategy looks to support economic growth whilst preserving what makes our county special.”

To view the strategy and comment visit

The closing date for comments is Friday, 9th May.