Key aim is to at­tract more jobs

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Remember When? -

DEPUTY county coun­cil leader Cllr Alex King said the au­thor­ity’s in­ter­na­tional ac­tiv­i­ties were even more im­por­tant at a time of eco­nomic down­turn. He said: “At a time of eco­nomic un­cer­tainty, we have to do any­thing we can to en­cour­age eco­nomic ac­tiv­ity. If we do, there is a pretty good chance that if we do the right things, we can come out stronger from the down­turn. “The key to that is to at­tract jobs. At the same time, we need to learn from what is hap­pen­ing else­where and how other peo­ple pro­vide ser­vices.” How­ever, the re­port hints that for­eign travel may have to be scaled back “in the face of an in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult over­all do­mes­tic eco­nomic cli­mate”. KCC has es­tab­lished a new in­ter­na­tional ad­vi­sory board, with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Lo­cate in Kent and the Uni­ver­sity of Kent. Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, the board will work to “stay ahead in a chang­ing game”.

Cllr Alex King

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