The council plays an important role in helping the local economy to prosper by supporting and regulating businesses in the area.
The economic development and tourism team works closely with a growing number of agencies and partnerships to achieve this. It also makes sure that council strategy, policies and practices are influenced by the need for sustainable economic development.
Information and advice for your business is available from the Hampshire County Council website.
Rural grants and funding
The LEADER programme, which provides funding for rural businesses, is now open for applications.
East Hampshire is part of the Fieldfare Local Action Group that will deliver the funding.