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It’s clear that Gloucestershire is facing big challenges over the next 30 years and we’ve already heard lots of ideas about what the county needs from local residents, businesses and organisations.

But the county’s resources are limited so we need a fair and transparent process for choosing the ideas that have the best chance of improving the lives of everyone in Gloucestershire.

Here are eight ambitions for our county in 2050. We think these ambitions could be used to assess the best ideas that come out of the Big Conversation over the next few months. You can read more about our approach here.

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Magnet county

A magnet county

We would like to see a growing working age population, by keeping and attracting more 18-40 year olds with high level qualifications, who want to live and work in the county.

Innovative county

An innovative county

We would like to see more businesses starting up, growing, and investing in research and innovation.

Skilled county

A skilled county

We would like to see more people with high-level skills and jobs in skilled occupations.

Prosperous county

A prosperous county

We would like to see rising productivity and household income, offering higher living standards.

Inclusive county

An inclusive county

We would like the economic and social benefits of growth to be felt by all.

A healthy, happy county

A healthy, happy county

We would like people to have a good work/life balance and to see improved health and wellbeing.

A connected county

A connected county

We would like to see improved transport and internet connections so that people and businesses can connect with each other more easily.

A sustainable county

A sustainable county

We would like to see more efficient use of resources and more use of sustainable energy.