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Welcome to the latest Economy and Culture newsletter.  In this edition, we round up the latest news on economic development, inward investment, business engagement, culture, and libraries. 

February and March were busy months, with a very successful business engagement event taking place in mid-March, the re-opening of Bletchley Library and council endorsement of the Creative and Cultural Strategy.

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Pam Gosal
Head of Economy and Culture
Milton Keynes Council

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Economic Development
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Following the publication late last year of the national Industrial Strategy, we are now working with Centre for Cities and the What Works Centre for Economic Growth on local Industrial strategies.  We are also continuing to monitor delivery of the Economic Development Strategy and were delighted to see further funding announced to support the growth of the city.


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Inward Investment
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February and March saw a further 40 enquiries received by the Economy and Culture Team, taking the total for the year to 240.  There was also exciting news as our latest tool to promote the city to potential investors, the MK 3D Map App, went live on the iTunes store.


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Business Engagement
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Engagement with local businesses contibued to grow with a very successful Business Engagement Event in March, attendance at a number of events and increased social media presence.


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Employment and Skills
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It’s been an exciting couple of months in the area of skills and employment, with announcements on MK:U and Milton Keynes College, the opening of the Medical School Academic Centre at Milton Keynes Hospital and the return of the National Apprenticeship Show.


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Creative and Cultural
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February and March saw the Council endorse the new Creative and Cultural Strategy; the beginning of a new Design City MK programme and annoucements on a number of programmes, events and activities.


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Libraries
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Bletchley Library
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In addition to a range of talks, classes and activities, March saw the re-opening of Bletchley Library and completion of the improvements to the Central Library foyer.


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