Sector development strategy

The Essex sector development strategy will support us, our public sector partners, skills and learning providers and businesses to effectively plan together for the future economy of the county.

It highlights 5 future growth sectors which will secure a greener, stronger, more equal and sustainable economy in the future for Essex.

3 versions of the strategy have been developed:

The evidence underpinning our strategy is available to view online.

The Essex Sector Development Report

The Essex Sector Development Report: Autumn 2023 (PDF, 4.48 MB) identifies opportunities to deliver a more productive, inclusive and sustainable future economy.

The report expands on the Essex Sector Development Strategy. It explores new ways to enhance our five key future growth sectors.

Extraordinary Businesses

Essex is home to some 'Extraordinary Businesses' that already work across our growth sectors. Watch our video to meet them: