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A successful and ambitious town

Maximising economic growth, employment, and prosperity in an inclusive and environmentally-sustainable way.

Our aims

Attract and grow businesses to increase employment opportunities


Middlesbrough is home to thriving companies in innovative industries who compete on the world stage. To ensure we continue to be an attractive place to start or build a business, we will work to grow the range of employment opportunities.

We will attract new businesses and support existing ones to grow, increasing the links between employers and job seekers.

Improve attainment in education and skills


Our town boasts award-winning education institutions including Teesside University, Middlesbrough College and the Northern School of Art. We have dozens of wonderful schools led by inspirational teachers.

We will work alongside these organisations to ensure skills provision is focused on the future needs of the economy and that our residents are equipped for work.

Ensure housing provision meets local demand


Our population is growing and we need to have homes that meet all types of needs and aspirations. Housing provided through the Council must promote and support independent living.

Services for homeless people will be safe and dignified, supporting access into long-term sustainable accommodation.

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