The economic growth service is responsible for producing Ealing’s Local Plan, the council’s regeneration programme, climate action programme, inward investment and business growth and support programmes across the borough.
Our teams are working closely with communities and businesses to rebuild our local economy as the borough recovers from COVID-19. We are focused on ensuring that economic growth is directed to our hardest hit communities to support the creation of jobs and attracting investment into our communities.
Working in partnership with local stakeholders we set up Ealing’s High Streets Taskforce which aims to support businesses and increase public confidence in the high street and will set up an Ealing Business Forum in 2022 to promote existing businesses across the borough and attract inward investment.
The service supports the council’s efforts to work with its partners to attract inward investment and support for the borough’s local economy, including the West London Alliance, Mayor of London and Heathrow Airport Limited.
With some of the UK’s biggest infrastructure hubs on its doorstep, including Heathrow and Old Oak Common, Ealing offers fantastic opportunities for economic and investment growth. There is huge potential to stimulate a strong and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 through new and enhanced commercial centres and making better use of industrial land.
The council recognises the potential to create new jobs within the greener economy and resilient growth sectors.
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on many of Ealing’s communities. Ealing’s Plan for Good Jobs is the council’s commitment to outline the shorter-term actions that are required to help Ealing’s economy from the pandemic.
Ealing is home to eight neighbourhood areas which have distinct needs and opportunities. The council wants to ensure that residents and businesses within each area receive the right help and support and will work with partners to maximise the opportunities for each area.