North Somerset has all the ingredients required to promote innovation and growth. It is located in the West of England region, ranked as one of the most desirable areas to live in the UK, home to 1.1 million residents, boasting four prestigious universities and over 43,000 businesses. This well-connected and innovative area contributes £33 billion to the UK economy annually. An integral part of the Bristol and Bath city region, North Somerset has a distinct and untapped potential, with spaces dedicated to growing enterprise and centres for innovation, like WsM Enterprise Area and Food Works in Weston-super-Mare. It has exceptional infrastructure enabling global connectivity with both Bristol Airport and Bristol Port in its footprint in addition to road and rail networks. Our economy is highly entrepreneurial, with a business base of nearly 9,000 providing more than 86,000 jobs. With ambitious plans for growth, North Somerset is working hard to build forward, enabling the transformation of its economy to support growing businesses. The vision is to deliver a resilient future for North Somerset’s residents, visitors, businesses and workers. Our approach to achieving climate-conscious and inclusive growth will create and support high-quality productive jobs, deliver amenities to support a new age of work and living, enable high-speed digital connectivity and deliver infrastructure to support sustainable living.