Economic Growth Strategy Survey

Why are we doing this?

Croydon is in the middle of a major physical transformation and entering a new era of huge growth. Croydon Council is developing a new economic development strategy to create new opportunities, jobs and homes to improve lives of our existing and future communities and businesses. 

Over the next few months we will be working with our stakeholders across Croydon to establish whether the council is aiming for the right outcomes and if stakeholders believe that we are taking the right approaches to delivering them. The engagement will include face-to-face sessions in selected libraries as follows:




Coulsdon Library

Thursday, 21 March 2019

12.00 – 14.00

Central Library

Thursday, 18 April 2019 

10.00 - 12.00

Thornton Heath Library

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 

12.00 – 14.00

Also we will engage with specific community and business groups through phone calls, meetings, focus group meetings and e-mails.  Please see the link below to the online survey.  The findings of this questionnaire will inform the full strategy and you will be able to access the findings of this survey on this page during the summer 2019. The full strategy will be published on our website after cabinet approval on 21st October.

What do we want to know?

We are seeking your views on whether the current approach to the new economic development strategy is right and to have a better understanding of your expectations. 

Key Themes of the new Economic Development Strategy

  • To create affordable places where businesses, investors and residents can grow and enjoy
  • To create the right business environment and improved business support and training for growth
  • To encourage new ideas to catalyse growth and attract right sectors for a real change
  • To invest in our people ensuring they have right qualifications and access to skills provision.

What do you think?

  1. Are these the right themes for the borough the focus on?
  2. Are these the right activities?
  3. What does success look like?

You will be able to particpate in the development of the new strategy by answering the question on the online survey below. 


What we found out
What difference has it made?
Location:  London Borough of Croydon
Start date20 March 2019
End date26 May 2019
Report availableDue 01 July 2019
Reference year2019
Methods Questionnaire - Online, Questionnaire - Face to Face
Who can take part? All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area Business and investment