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Job Creation 5000 Jobs

The aim is to create matching employment for every home built in the town – around 5,000 new jobs in this deprived area. The town’s economic growth will partly be self sustaining and will be promoted by the enterprising culture engendered by the Board of the Co-op.

Commercial activity will be essential to guarantee the success of Owenstown. It will therefore be designed to be a good place to do business and a good place to locate business.

In addition to the obvious opportunities that will be created during the construction phase, Owenstown offers many incentives;

  • low cost sites and buildings
  • a willing workforce
  • excellent transport links
  • an attractive environment
  • a low risk of vandalism
  • space to grow

Jobs directly linked to the town

  • builders, plumbers, joiners, electricians, painters, landscapers
  • clothing, food, hardware, pet and electrical shops
  • bank, post office, insurance agent
  • doctors, dentists, lawyers, surveyors, accountants architects etc
  • residential home, schools and crèche
  • hotels, pubs and restaurants
  • hairdressers, therapists, fitness and well-being centre
  • power station, sewage works, water treatment, waste collection recycling
  • estate management and landscaping services

Other potential businesses

  • light engineering
  • tool hire / plant hire and repair
  • builders and plumbers merchant
  • call centres
  • information technology IT
  • TV, radio and aerial engineers
  • supermarket
  • private hospital – residential care
  • burglar alarms and security services
  • farm shop – baker – dairy produce
  • wrought iron, leather goods, pottery and other craft type enterprises
  • garage services – MOT station – coachbuilder
  • mineral water from artesian well
  • real ale brewery
  • office cleaners
  • coachbuilder
  • market garden – DIY centre
  • laundrette – dry cleaner
  • pharmaceutical distributors logistics
  • renewable Energy / micro generation
  • logistics, removals and storage

Owenstown values entrepreneurs and will actively encourage diverse enterprises by applying the absolute minimum levels of bureaucracy and red tape.