Cllr Colin Davie, executive councillor for economy and place at the county council, reacts to the latest economic data for Lincolnshire.
Cllr Davie said:
"There are positive signs that suggest our businesses are faring better this quarter than in the previous quarter of this tumultuous year. But we know that we are still at the beginning of the recovery process with still much to do.
"With Lincolnshire generally being in the lowest tier of covid-19 restrictions, I hope that businesses can take some confidence from the latest data, and that residents will continue to support the economy in our county by spending money locally where possible.
"The UK is performing better than many other countries during this time and I've seen first-hand how many organisations have adapted brilliantly to new measures and restrictions – certainly many have kept calm and carried on.
"However there's no doubt that trading conditions are tough and businesses are continuing to come up against big challenges."
Businesses in Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland can continue to get advice and support through Business Lincolnshire at www.businesslincolnshire.com.