What we do for the Environment Community People
For a sustainable local economy, the challenge is to ensure sufficient local jobs and businesses to give the opportunity for residents to work locally in the Valley, instead of commuting for work within West Yorkshire and elsewhere, with all the carbon implications this brings.
Support Small Businesses
Support local small business opportunities in the growing green business sector
Expand Local Employment
Seek to expand local employment and training opportunities as a means of reducing levels of commuting and to encourage young people to stay in the local area.
Support Local Servicees
Support local service businesses in the vibrant tourism/entertainment/dining sector
Promote Better IT Services
Promote better IT and Broadband services in the Valley for home workers
Encourage Local Working
Encourage setting up business hubs for local working, with start-up offices, workshops and studios with hot-desking and commercial services facilities
Support Community-Led Businesses
Support the establishment of community-led businesses, such as co-operatives, community benefit societies etc, which are supported by their local community and providing local services.