Local economy


In praise of moving and opportunity

Posted on October 13th, by Robert Ward in Politics & Society. No Comments

We all love Croydon, but never inhibit yourself

It was said of 1950s California that it was the kind of place where everyone came from somewhere else. It was positive and made the traditional American conversation starter of “where you from?” more interesting. But more than just a conversation starter, movement means change and change creates opportunity: for those who leave, for the newcomers and for those … Read More »



What kind of small businesses should we be nurturing?

Posted on August 4th, by Sean Creighton in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

In a multi part series, Sean Creighton explores the state of SMEs in Croydon and whether they help or hurt the community

The interim report of the Croydon Small Business Commission submitted to the cabinet in June opens up the debate on the future of the role of small and medium size businesses (SMEs) in the local economy. It raises some important issues and makes a series … Read More »



Let’s invest in Croydon’s real infrastructure – its people

Posted on February 17th, by Jamie Audsley in Economics & Business. 1 Comment

The new Good Employer Charter is building a network of Croydonians to do business responsibly

As each news cycle tells us, we’re living in uncertain and insecure times. It’s easy to feel disempowered and disengaged when the world is changing so rapidly around us. Leaders of all political leanings are struggling to respond to the failures of globalisation and in many cases – across the … Read More »



Print archive: October 2016 – The local economy is booming

Posted on November 3rd, by The Croydon Citizen in Not featured, Politics & Society. No Comments

New figures show Croydon has the fastest-growing economy in the UK, and the high street is seeing major changes. But is the whole town benefiting?

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