The Team at InvestMK are inviting people to their consultation on the draft Economic Development Strategy. The consultation is running until 9th June and they’re keen to get as many views as possible.

Milton Keynes Draft Economic Development Strategy – share your views

Following a period of engagement with representatives from business, education and the community and voluntary sector, the draft Economic Development Strategy 2017-2027 is out for public consultation.  The Council now need your views.

The Economic Development Strategy seeks to build on the current economic success of MK, to capitalise on potential future opportunities and to address the challenges the city faces.  The aim of the strategy is to secure strong and inclusive growth which benefits businesses and residents, and to sustain the reputation of MK as a prosperous, innovative and culturally vibrant place.  It outlines a number of actions and activities based on four key priorities:

Brand – embedding a brand that makes MK a special place with the foundations to build upon MK’s environment, leisure and cultural strengths

Connections – working in local, regional, national and international partnerships to advocate for the city and secure physical and digital infrastructure and other investment to support inclusive growth

Enterprise – closer engagement with business and ensuring MK continues to be a place where businesses prosper and grow

Skills – ensuring residents and businesses can gain the skills they require to create a prosperous city

The consultation will be open until Friday 09 June 2017.  The Economic Development Strategy will direct the Council’s approach to economic development in Milton Keynes over the next ten years.  It is vital that it reflects the needs and aspirations of our businesses and residents and identifies the most appropriate and effective actions and activities.  Your thoughts and comments would be welcomed.

The draft Economic Development Strategy can be found at

To comment or for further information, please email Donna Wilkinson, Economic Development Manager,