One Telford launched to oversee borough's economic growth
Services aimed at promoting economic growth and tourism services are transferring back to Telford & Wrekin Council as One Telford by the end of March.
Launched at the first meeting of a new Economic Development Board, which took place today (6 January 2010), One Telford is being heralded as the start of a new chapter in the way the borough is promoted as a business location.
It will see business, leisure and tourism services returning back to Telford & Wrekin Council during the next few months as part of a new economic development unit.
This unit will provide support to help expand existing businesses and manage and develop local business networks as well as helping promote the borough to outside investors.
Councillor Eric Carter, Telford & Wrekin Council's cabinet member for Regeneration, said: "We are confident that the borough is in great shape to benefit as the economic climate begins to improve and we are committed to a seamless transfer of relevant services back to the Council.
"We are very excited about what can be achieved over the coming years with a number of key regeneration projects securing the future of the borough as a vibrant place to live, work, visit and invest in.
"The move to bring economic development services back into the council will help facilitate the swift progress of these projects and also give a strong guide for the future direction of marketing the borough to tourists.
"It will also enable the council to be in control of the borough's economic future at a time when the country is facing tough challenges.
"One Telford represents a clear vision for the economic development of Telford & Wrekin under a single, strong brand."
One Telford will be the new in-house economic unit for Telford & Wrekin Council which will take over services front the current Transforming Telford unit with immediate effect.
All the services it covers will be transferred back to Telford and Wrekin Council by the end of March.