Council team looks towards the future 

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AN INQUIRY set up to explore opportunities for the county council has heard how skills and locality can influence business investment.

The Independent Commission of Inquiry, set up by Hampshire County Council, aims to put together a business vision for the country and held a meeting to learn from experts.

Leader of Hampshire County Council, Roy Perry, said: ‘Our challenge is to make the most of this potential, so that Hampshire continues to prosper. 

‘Encouraging business to locate, grow and succeed here; ensuring tomorrow’s workforce has the right skills to thrive; and creating an environment which is attractive for people of all ages and backgrounds are some of the factors coming through very clearly.’

Residents have been asked to complete a questionnaire on themes including the future of the economy, and the environment by visiting