Economic development

Current Economic Development activities that the Council is currently involved in include:

  • Running of a Business Forum to allow for direct communication with the business community.
  • Actively participates in county level economic partnerships lobbying for local issues to increase awareness of the needs of Stevenage.
  • Providing improved information for local businesses through the updated Council website and publications.
  • Promoting enterprise & innovation by supporting local agencies to deliver services to help start ups and local businesses achieve success in Stevenage.
  • Work with local educational establishments, and the business community, to enhance skill levels and access to work opportunities.

The pages below show some of the ways in which we are able to inform local residents and businesses of up to date changes within the local economy as well as how best to access finance through grants and funding in difficult times.

To find out more about how we support these though our projects and various partnerships please follow the related pages.

Economic Profile - This shows the economic bulletin for Stevenage as well further information from a county level to help businesses in Stevenage.

External Funding & Grants - Help and advice is available on accessing European funding for business, research and community organisations. The funds are used to promote the economic and social development of the regions of the European Union.

Partnerships and contacts - Information about  Partnerships that the Economic Development Team are involved with and other agencies we work along side.

Contact details

Economic Development Unit
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

01438 242507 / 242177
economicdevelopment@stevenage.gov.uk

Grants and Funding Advice
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

01438 242822
fundingadvice@stevenage.gov.uk