Video: MP believes Dacorum’s economy is ‘booming’

Hemel Hempstead MP Mike Penning believes Dacorum’s economy is ‘booming’ as companies continue to invest and grow in the borough.

The MP made a point of attending the Hertfordshire Federation of Small Businesses awards held at Shendish Manor, Apsley, last night (Thursday).

Category winners at the Hertfordshire FSB Awards

Category winners at the Hertfordshire FSB Awards

“The economy is booming here in Dacorum,” said Mr Penning, who is also a government minister.

He claimed companies like Britvic and Amazon have moved to Hemel Hempstead because “we are a booming town”. He said unemployment in Hemel Hempstead is half the national average and small businesses like the ones picking up awards were “what makes the country grow.”

He appealed for people to stay positive about the economy.

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