In my last blog post, I talked about the things the council is doing to help residents find jobs and support the local economy.
This is crucial to improving the lives of everyone in Brent, but isn't enough on its own.
Welcome back to my first blog of 2013. Before Christmas I started a series of articles about my priorities and I talked about what we are doing to make Brent a fairer place. Today I want to talk about my second priority - jobs and growth.
Over the past two months I have written here about the kind of future I want to see for our area, and about some of the problems we face in making it happen.
Over the next few months I would like to talk in a little more detail about my three priorities.