Introduction to Build Back Better Gloucestershire
There is no denying Gloucestershire is already a great place to live, work and do business, with a strong and resilient economy.
During the pandemic, our communities have pulled together like never before. We have seen innovation on an unprecedented scale with council staff and communities stepping up to face new challenges.
The lockdowns also gave us time to think about our future and how we want to build back better from Covid.
We want Gloucestershire to be a magnet for innovation and investment through a City Region that rivals the likes of Bristol, Cardiff and Swindon.
A billion pounds of investment is going into our infrastructure to improve our connectivity with partners in the Western Gateway and beyond and attract businesses into our county. A key part of this is the A417 ‘Missing Link’, which will boost our growth and prosperity by facilitating journeys both north and south of the county.
We want Gloucestershire to be a hub of skills, entrepreneurship, and business. To do this we need to attract talent and nurture the talent that we already have. Our recent shortlisting for the Fusion Reactor Bid demonstrates that Gloucestershire is ready to be at the forefront of opportunity and progress by attracting greener investments and creating greener jobs.