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A reader asked us recently, in regard to? our town centres:
Do RDC have a team that actively pursue large companies ( Next, John Lewis etc) with a view to getting them in this type of location?
Well we asked Mike Steptoe, Conservative councillor with the “Enterprise” portfolio, and he kindly passed on the following from officers:
The Council?s Economic Development Team work to assist local businesses to grow and develop, to promote new business start-ups, to nurture and inspire entrepreneurial talent, and to encourage existing businesses to relocate to the Rochford District.
In terms of encouraging existing businesses to relocate to the District this does include larger national companies and every effort is made to assist such business enquiries, we also work Invest Essex (part of ECC) who specialise in business relocation and expansion in Essex.
The Council will also continue to nurture home-grown small businesses, independent retailers and entrepreneurs.