Working in partnership to make Harrow a place where businesses can stay and grow in a sustainable way, and where training and skills make a real difference to people's lives and a positive contribution to the economy.
The economic development team, in partnership with public, private and voluntary sector organisations (including Harrow in Business, West London Business, the local Chamber of Commerce etc.), works to support business by providing an information service, developing programmes and projects to benefit local business, and working with the community on skills and training initiatives.
Our work areas include
- strategic input into the borough's economic agenda and helping to create the right conditions for business growth
- providing information to help and support local businesses
- signposting to appropriate services
- community economic development
- developing and co-ordination skills, training and employment initiatives
- social enterprise
- providing economic data
- identifying external funding opportunities and
- promoting Harrow at a sub-regional level
Activity is focused around implementing the priorities and actions from the borough's first economic development strategy 'Enterprising Harrow', which covers the period 2007 - 2016.
You can also view the Economic Development and Regeneration Review (2006), an assessment of Harrow's economy.
The Council has recently completed a Local Economic Assessment 2013-14, which provides a clear narrative on Harrow and its economic position today. It describes the economic opportunities, issues and challenges facing Harrow now and in the coming years.