Council priorities for business

Southampton’s ambitions focus on growing our local economy and bringing investment into our city. Our plan is to ensure that there is sustainable infrastructure and growth across our city supporting economic, environmental and social benefits, offering opportunities for all. Championing innovation and creativity, we will lead the way in future growth areas, and develop the skills we need to make Southampton prosperous and future ready.

Over the next two years, we will focus on:

  • Working with partners to support and grow emerging businesses, help existing business and attract new business into the city
  • Working with businesses to improve social and environmental impact
  • Becoming a destination place to be proud of that puts Southampton on the map, encouraging more visitors to visit, enjoy and spend within Southampton
  • Better infrastructure, with safer, more affordable and accessible modes of travel options around Southampton

Read more about how we will deliver for businesses in Southampton in our Corporate Plan 2022-30. You can also read more about our key strategies, plans and policies as well as the important role enterprise has in creating social value in Southampton and ensuring spend within the city is retained in our economy, the Southampton Pound.