More than 40 business leaders gathered for a meeting to discuss key council projects and future plans and opportunities for the area.
The first Growth Summit was organised by Rutland County Council and held at Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf and Conference Centre, on Wednesday last week.
Mark Reeve, chairman of the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership was guest speaker and the event provided deputy leader of Rutland County Council Coun Terry King (Con), with an opportunity to update the audience about key projects including Oakham Enterprise Park, Digital Rutland and the Worklink bus.
The Growth Summit was organised for the council to gain a better understanding of what the business community views as a priority.
A question-and-answer session highlighted a number of themes including market town investment, increasing engagement between local businesses and the Local Enterprise Partnership, as well as tackling issues such as transport and infrastructure.
Coun King said: “It’s the first time we have held an event of this type in Rutland and we are delighted with the outcome.
“It was useful to have so many of our leading businesses in one room as it provided an opportunity to listen to the issues that are important to them and the way their businesses operate.”
Mr Reeve said: “It was good to see so many local businesses and to have the opportunity to talk to them directly about the work of our Local Enterprise Partnership.
“Rutland is an important part of our economic area. We are therefore keen to better understand the needs of local businesses to allow us to support the continued growth of the local economy.”