Key aim is to attract more jobs
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