We have a key role in helping businesses recover from the impact of COVID-19. Our Economic Recovery Plan, created with our Economic Partnership, will provide support to help rebuild a fairer, greener local economy.
The economic recovery plan was created through engagement with local businesses. It aims to help businesses to navigate the uncertainty of recovery using a four-phase approach – respond, reset, restart and recovery.
We have developed a suite of projects that will help us deliver growth in Falkirk through our £90m Falkirk Investment Zone. These projects will be implemented over a 15-year period and will deliver sustainable and inclusive growth framed around local industry, upgrade of infrastructure, climate change, and regeneration.
We will also continue our work to revitalise our town centres to re-purpose their activities, attract footfall and investment.
As part of our core business, we will:
- support sustainable economic recovery that benefits everyone.
- use our procurement power to help rebuild the local economy and support sustainable local supply chains.
- create strong partnerships that will help drive growth and regeneration.
- seek external sources of investment to support a diverse economy.
- reimagine our town centres, making them vibrant places to meet, eat, shop, and do business.
- help people retrain so they can move quickly from one job to another or from a declining sector to an emerging one.
- ensure our most vulnerable can gain skills needed to secure work in an uncertain job market.
- work with young people to develop training that helps them gain the skills needed for jobs of the future
- develop our Visit Falkirk tourism sector to attract more visitors to the area.
As part of our recovery, we will:
- use our procurement capacity to realise community benefits that can benefit local communities and businesses and boost the local economy.
- progress opportunities to promote sustainable travel in Falkirk to enable access to work and Town Centres.
- deliver town centre action plans to aid recovery of retail sector and attract new town centre activities.
- enhance key worker support to ensure a person-centred, needs-based service can be provided to the local community to overcome barriers, increase skills and progress into the labour market.