Your Local Economy
Stratford’s connection to Shakespeare and the Royal Shakespeare Company is well-known throughout the world and as a result tourism makes up a large part of the local economy with lots of jobs in hotels and restaurants.
The area attracts 1.2 million visitors each year and around 10% of employment in the area is in hotels and restaurants. Find out more about the future of hospitality and catering or the travel and tourism industry.
Finance and Business Services is a key employer here, however this is one of the sectors that has been hit hardest by the economic downturn.
There are also a number of people employed in public administration, society and health and retail.
There are many exciting new projects that will create jobs and opportunities in the area. Find out more...