Economic Development Strategy
Your business is an essential part of the borough, and addressing the needs of local companies is key to our goal of fostering a strong, stable and vibrant local economy.
We want Hart to be a place where innovation and enterprise can flourish and your business is an essential part of the borough's identity and economic success.
The Economy Group works with external agencies to ensure that Hart’s businesses have access to quality business advice and support. At a strategic level, the group plays a lead role in the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership, securing economic growth for the wider area.
The Council's Corporate Plan sets out the main themes and objectives of the Council. The aims regarding the local economy are to:
- Promote local small scale businesses
- Promote the vitality of local centres, particularly their retail facilities
- Maintain and safeguard rural and village economies
- Recognise and actively promote Fleet Town Centre's role as the district's main shopping centre and as a location for speciality shopping serving the wider Blackwater Valley
For more information, please contact Jennifer Atherton, Economic Development Officer.