The close proximity of Essex to London and other European business centres means that Essex-based companies can take advantage of a well-resourced and well-connected business environment.
Essex County Council works with partners on a range of business support activities to enable businesses to access the information and resources they need to remain competitive.
Essex County Council is committed to helping Essex-based businesses increase their competitive advantage by providing and working with partners on a range of business development activities from premises for early stage businesses to testing the market.
Access to a number of funding and finance options available to businesses covering a range of business needs.
Find out about the Integrated County Strategy (ICS) which provides a shared vision for Essex, Southend, and Thurrock, to identify the priorities needed to achieve increased economic growth.
Information about training courses and funding for training.
Information for potential apprentices and employers as well as application forms.