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Business event will 'help develop area's economy'

An event is taking place in Sturminster Newton today for people to give feedback on how Dorset's economy should grow in the future.

Businesses of all sizes and sectors are invited to The Exchange to meet staff from the council. 

It comes as business is also the main issue in today's general election campaign - with the three main party leaders attempting to win over members of the Confederation of British Industry at its annual conference in London later.

Dorset's economic growth strategy aims to plan how the area will develop financially over the coming years. 

David Walsh, Economic Growth and Regeneration Manager, added: "Sustainable economic growth is a key priority for the council and we recognise that this can only be achieved if we are working in partnership with, and with support of businesses and relevant organisations across the area.

"The Business Breakfast events offer the opportunity for the council to gain views and responses to our draft Economic Growth Strategy. 

"All the information gathered will then be taken into consideration prior to the final strategy being published in the new year.

Events are taking place at:

  • 18 November – The Exchange, Sturminster Newton
  • 27 November  – Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy
  • 2 December  – Dorford Centre, Dorchester
  • 5 December – Springfield Country Hotel, Wareham
  • 12 December – Queen Elizabeth’s School, Wimborne
  • 13 December – Amsafe, Bridport

To book a place click here

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