The leader of Thurrock Council highlighted the borough's importance to trade and development in the UK at a networking event this morning.
Businesses across the south-east and London were offered the opportunity of expanding at a new business park in Medway this morning.
Southwark is in "very exciting times" and "unchartered territory", according to Southwark Council's head of regeneration, Steve Platts.
The opening of London's Crossrail has been pushed back by nine months.
Minister for housing Kit Malthouse visited Medway's flagship £400 million regeneration scheme in July.
Property investor Capital & Regional's plans to extend The Mall in Walthamstow received formal consent from the council at the end of last month.
Mark Francois, MP for Wickford and Rayleigh visited developer Swan NU Living's modular housing factory in Basildon last month to see its delivery of homes for the Beechwood development.
Basildon councillors have urged for changes to the borough's Local Development Plan, to protect green belt land and alleviate concerns about potential "urban sprawl".
Residential developer HUB and specialist sustainable and impact investor Bridges Fund Management have completed the Material Store, a private rental scheme (PRS) at The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, which began construction in 2014.
Developers Countryside and L&Q have submitted an amended planning application to the Greater London Authority to increase the number of homes built at its proposed Beam Park development on the Dagenham-Havering border.
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