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Strategies and economic information

Rural economic strategy

Find out about our rural economic strategy in Guildford.

The local rural economy offers many opportunities to grow strong and sustainable businesses. This can improve employees' health and wellbeing and their quality of life.

We have a rural economic strategy, which was approved in May 2017. 

Our strategy's five core policies are:

  • affordable housing and sustainable communities
  • infrastructure for enterprise
  • landscape management and countryside vision
  • green space, health and wellbeing for better quality of life
  • energy policy, generation and supply

Rural economic strategy

Please see our Icon for pdf rural economic strategy. [6.71MB]


Economic reports

Read the economic reports for Guildford.

We publish economic reports on Guildford. They give a broad insight into the borough's economy.

The reports look at many factors, including jobs, population and office costs. 

You can read the reports for 2017 and 2018 below. The next report is due to be published in autumn 2021. 

Icon for pdf Guildford economic report 2018 [7.52MB] 

Icon for pdf Guildford economic report 2017 [13.78MB]

Other organisations across Surrey have published reports looking into the county's economy. 

You can read the reports by clicking on the links below. 

University of Surrey - Charting Surrey's post-Covid rescue, recovery and growth. This report was produced by the University of Surrey for Surrey County Council. 

Enterprise M3 - Owning the future, seizing opportunities

University of Surrey Economic Impact 2018/19


Innovation strategy

Find out about our Innovation strategy, which looks at our role in tackling climate change.

Our innovation strategy looks at our role in tackling climate change. It sets out a vision for Guildford that embraces a digital future. It promotes our town as being at the leading edge of innovation.

Our aim is to enable technological change and innovation. We want to create a vibrant and sustainable borough for the digital age.

Innovation strategy 2019/20

View our Icon for pdf innovation strategy 2019/20 [7.72MB].