Plans for Lincolnshire's recovery announced
Providing quality jobs for young people and investing in Lincolnshire’s horticultural and food technology sectors are just two of the main drivers in a business and economy plan aimed at putting the county on the road to COVID-19 recovery.
Business leaders have put forward a number of different initiatives that meet the challenges of COVID-19, as well as a raft of different measures to tackle the changing employment landscape in some of the county's major sectors like tourism, manufacturing, and food production and training needs of the county’s workforce.
Nick Worth, deputy leader of South Holland District Council, said “Lincolnshire is well known as a hub for food and horticulture and our plans to put emerging technology at the forefront of these sectors will help secure long-term employment for younger people and yet another reason for businesses who are looking to invest in this great county.”
The plan outlines how it will:
- Create a flexible and skilled workforce to meet the challenges of a post-COVID world
- Drive transformation in the county’s food and horticultural sectors
- Develop Lincolnshire as a ‘destination of choice’ for tourists
- Work with Homes England and local house builders to create good quality, sustainable homes for all
- Source further funding opportunities to deliver a robust recovery plan.
Colin Davie, Executive Councillor for Economy and Place at Lincolnshire County Council and member of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP board, believes the recovery plan will provide prosperity to residents, businesses and communities – as well as make a substantial contribution to the national economy.
He said: “This business and economy recovery plan has been in place since the beginning of June and we are already delivering against it.
“Securing good quality, long-term job prospects for the county’s younger people and making sure there is quality housing throughout the county is vital for the economic recovery of this county as we all make the transition to living with COVID and the many challenges we now face as a consequence.