OxLEP presents: 'Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – why the business voice needs to be heard'
The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing and Growth Deal – it will trigger vital next steps for the county’s future across multiple key areas, particularly following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our business community will play a critical role in the formation of Oxfordshire Plan 2050.
As a county that leads the world in innovation, it is vital that we benefit from the right infrastructure (both physical and digital), create the right environment to encourage our young people and entrepreneurial minds to flourish, as well as embracing and leveraging the opportunities that a zero-carbon future will create for everyone in Oxfordshire.
It's also critical for businesses to understand and input into the Plan, ensuring they have confidence that there will be plenty of good well-paid jobs, that we are able to preserve the history and heritage that draws millions of people each year to Oxfordshire, whilst maintaining the amazing environment we all enjoy every day of year.
With this in mind, we are asking as many Oxfordshire businesses as possible to join us for this special, live online Q&A event where we say: ‘Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – why the business voice needs to be heard’.
A consultation on Oxfordshire Plan 2050 was launched earlier this summer and closes on 8 October. This event – which is the second in a series of business engagement events led by OxLEP to help encourage as many companies as possible to have their say on the Plan 2050 – takes place towards the latter stages of this process and will act as a final call to action for our business community.
We will hear from a number of high-profile Oxfordshire business leaders who will outline why it’s vital that the county’s business community engage with Oxfordshire Plan 2050, helping to shape a future economy that is viable for many and creates opportunities for all communities – whether local, national or international.
During this live event, with COP26 just around the corner, we will also pay particular attention to why it’s important for our businesses to embrace and support a change to a more sustainable and cleaner future. We will also explore the future role of our city and town centres and – in turn – how our future visitor economy offer will evolve and how business can help shape this.
The event will take the form of a Q&A session with a range of business representatives answering questions. An allocated slot for the event will also be made for businesses to ask their questions too.