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What is the Local Industrial Strategy?

The West of England is one of 6 places across the country that the UK Government has agreed should form the second wave of Local Industrial Strategies.

The strategy will cover the four authorities covered by the Local Enterprise Partnership: Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

Local Industrial Strategies are a key component of the 2017 national strategy, a clear recognition that local places have distinct strengths.

The West of England Local Industrial Strategy is currently being developed with input from regional leaders, government, business community and a wide range of regional organisations.

The aim is that the Strategy will set out clear priorities to drive long-term growth in the regional economy. A long-term plan will be based on a clear set of evidence that is being developed. This in turn will help decision making on investment, prioritising local action and;

The strategy will build on the unique strengths of the West of England:

  • High skill levels;
  • An attractive place to live and work;
  • Strong connections by road, rail, air and sea;
  • Diverse economy offering a wide variety of job opportunities at all skill levels.

For more information and details on how to be more involved in this work, including up and coming workshops please visit the West of England website.

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