Marlborough Smart and Connected is an economic development programme designed to foster leadership within industries and communities and to promote collaborative opportunities. It encourages innovative thinking in how to work better together through being well connected. 

A powerful process of engagement resulted in  opportunities being captured in a Smart and Connected implementation plan. Active steering groups then ensured leadership is maintained over time. 

Unique to this programme was a series of follow-up steps designed to drive the recruitment of the right people for the ongoing steering group roles. These meetings recruited volunteers and resulted in the implementation of significant projects for each community at very low cost. This project regularly features in online news (September 2012, May 2015,  April 2016)

For an update on each community: