To increase prosperity Labour have plans to bring more and better quality jobs to our County.
Across the County we will create 30,000 Jobs. At Bowburn, Integra 61 is the largest logistics and manufacturing opportunity in the North East in a generation. Amazon have already created over 1,000 new jobs many filled by local residents. Atom Bank in Durham has brought hundreds of financial and IT jobs and the Council’s flagship development of Aykley Heads will create 4,000 new jobs which will provide the opportunity for young people to stay in the County rather than move away.
The County Council has taken action quickly to support Businesses during the Covid pandemic, allocating grants, reductions to Rates and launching its own £5 million Business Recovery Fund to support our local companies to grow and bounce back from the lock-downs.