County Durham businesses are being invited to have their say on a wide range of issues which affect them as part of a large-scale consultation into shaping the economic future of the county.
Durham County Council launched its three-month long ‘Big Econ-versation’ in January and is seeking views from people and businesses across County Durham on a wide range of topics covering everything from jobs, wages, education and climate change to health, housing, transport and levelling up to help shape its Inclusive Economic Strategy.
As part of the consultation, Business Durham, the business support service for the council, is holding a breakfast meeting on Tuesday, March 29, at Durham County Cricket Club in Chester-le-Street where businesses can attend to share their views.
Durham County Council Leader, Cllr Amanda Hopgood, will be hosting the event with John McCabe, chief executive of the North East England Chamber of Commerce. Delegates will hear from a panel of business leaders who will provide a perspective from their own businesses and sectors about the economic challenges and opportunities in County Durham. Topics will include Durham’s position in the region, levelling up and devolution, sector strengths and opportunities and the green agenda.
During the event businesses will be able to ask questions and join the discussion in order to help inform the development of the Inclusive Economic Strategy.