Economic development strategy

Growing our people and places

Our strategy sets out our aspirations and priorities for four years and focuses on place and infrastructure, business environment and people and ideas.

In 2023 we will be celebrating our 850th anniversary of the borough charter. We will be working with our partners to develop a programme of events and activities to mark this significant year.

The strategy is aligned to our council plan priorities specifically the priorities of:

  • growing our people and places
  • a town centre for all

We are committed to strong and sustainable economic growth for the borough, focusing on opportunities around Keele University, Newcastle town centre and Kidsgrove.

To deliver the strategy we will engage with our partners, locally and regionally and work with them to develop their plans and encourage inward investment for the benefit of our communities.

Councillor Simon Tagg (Leader of the Council)

Martin Hamilton (Chief Executive)