What we are doing NOW and will keep on doing:

  • work in partnership with our schools, colleges and businesses to promote apprenticeships, and lead by example
  • expand our role in facilitating new small business start-ups
  • extend South Somerset’s high-tec Innovation Centre to help establish new businesses
  • seek to expand “business incubator” opportunities across the District
  • enable existing businesses to prosper and grow in South Somerset, through the work of our Planning and Economic Development teams
  • work with business partners to deliver major town centre regeneration projects, to increase the vibrancy and economic vitality of our towns
  • increase the promotion of South Somerset as a great place to work, live and play
  • set up a network of High Speed Broadband hubs in our market towns, to provide access and support for the farming and rural business communities.
  • allocate the £8m set aside to invest in infrastructure to drive economic growth
  • support tourism by continuing to promote South Somerset as a great visitor destination.   
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