Why invest in the Maldon District?
Maldon District's strategic location and quality of life make it a great place to do business with a unique story to tell.
Maldon District has a strong history of innovation and offers great potential for economic growth. The District has excellent road and air links and is close to Stansted Airport (50 minutes) and Southend Airport (40 minutes). It has excellent access to the ports of Harwich, Felixstowe and Tilbury, and the London Gateway Port in Thurrock as well as being within easy reach of London, Chelmsford and Colchester. There is plenty of development happening in Maldon District: two garden suburbs, a retail park and a new nuclear power station at Bradwell on Sea, all of which make it a productive and prosperous place to live, work and enjoy. Qualified labour is available locally with skill levels generally above average compared to Greater Essex and the UK.
The local economy contains businesses in a wide range of sectors which include world-class advanced manufacturing and engineering companies designing and building products at the cutting edge of technology; specialist construction companies; dynamic IT; digital & creative firms; health & social care businesses; and tourism, incorporating food and drink.
The District is famous for its world-renowned Maldon Sea Salt production and is recognised for its vineyards and breweries, seafood and top-quality food producers.
One of the District’s greatest strengths is its quality of life. The District mixes old and new and is characterised by diverse and distinct natural, historic and built heritage. Many opportunities exist for wildlife watchers, artists and walkers to explore the coast and countryside via an extensive network of footpaths. The scenic environment provides a rich backcloth against which to enjoy a round of golf, horse riding or angling - all well catered for in the District. The District also boasts a rich maritime heritage; a 75 mile stretch of coastline making it a great destination for maritime leisure and water recreation.
Our residents and businesses alike enjoy the strong sense of community, safety and a quality of life that permeates this scenic part of the country. The Maldon District had the lowest level of crime in the whole of Essex in the year ending December 2017 (Source: ONS) and the lowest average across the whole of the Essex Police Force area. Enterprise and business thrive on a wealth of energy, ambition and skill that brings prosperity to all.
Our prospering community provides opportunity with room to breathe and grow: safe, connected, vibrant, independent, big skies - big opportunities.
With all of this on offer it is easy to see why so many people have fallen in love and have chosen to base their business in the Maldon District.