Ministers today praised councils which have proved themselves most supportive of local businesses at a Downing Street reception.
West Sussex CC has signed a £20m deal to deliver super-fast broadband to 98% of homes and businesses in the area over the next three years.
Effective use of the construction industry is key for cutting unemployment and benefits costs, the London Assembly has been told.
Salford City council chiefs have boasted the BBC's decision to relocate staff and activities to the MediaCity complex has given the local economy a £1bn boost.
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has called on councils to follow new guidance and promote free parking in town centres.
Employment or training opportunities will be guaranteed to every young person in Oldham leaving school by 2015, the council has pledged.
20 May, 2013
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