Letchworth's economic future

A dynamic local economy is essential to keeping Letchworth vibrant and enabling residents to have a good quality of life and a future for our young people.

Our objective is to develop more business partnership opportunities that will help to create long-term and sustainable economic growth in Letchworth. These opportunities will also help to improve people’s skills. To make this happen, we are working with the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and in the next three years, we want to be welcoming more businesses to the town.

In partnership with the LEP, we have commissioned a report to understand Letchworth’s current economic climate and what its future might look like. The findings show that Letchworth has a very distinctive economic character and role. Currently, this reflects in the town’s unique history, and its location (its close proximity to Hitchin and Baldock; its links to Stevenage; and its wider location in relation to the Oxford Cambridge Arc).

The general conclusion is that Letchworth needs to do things differently – not because there is an imminent threat, but because it needs to future proof itself.

Read more about Letchworth businesses:

Furniture makers Wicked Mata
3D printing and model maker Ogle Models
Garden City Brewery
Flooring manufacturers Altro
Medical education and publishing business E4H
Enchanted Day Nursery
Business networking referral organisation BNI
Car care products business Autoglym
Web and digital development business Guile Digital
Vegan restaurant Vutie Beets
Plastic-free store Bamboo Turtle

About the Local Enterprise Partnership

The Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings businesses and the public sector together to target investment to ensure that enterprises, communities and people thrive.