Rebooting Derby’s economy
The Derby Economic Recovery Task Force is seeking discussions with ministers over how Government can support its ambitious efforts to restart, revive and renew the city’s fortunes.
The partnership of public and private sector organisations, including Bondholders Derby City Council, the University of Derby, D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, the East Midlands Chamber and Marketing Derby has already enacted a short-term plan to help businesses cope with the impact of the coronavirus lockdown.
Derby City Council’s Chief Executive, Paul Simpson, said the city was determined to build back after the COVID crisis – and build back better: "We will seek to create space for new, high-technology employment and we will create an infrastructure that will better support entrepreneurship.
“We will also seek to strengthen our city centre. Its fortunes have traditionally relied too heavily on retail and hospitality. We will bring in more city living and city centre working to complement our shopping and leisure offer.”