The West of England’s economy is built on strong foundations with innovative and creative businesses and a highly skilled population. The economy is worth over £38bn a year. With a population of over 1.1 million people, one of the highest levels of graduates in the UK and over 45,000 businesses, the West of England competes on a global scale. It’s a region where highly-skilled people work, where ideas flourish, and where businesses grow. It’s also a place that a diverse population of people call home.
SUPPORTING OUR REGION THROUGH CORONAVIRUS
The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are committed to supporting our region’s residents and businesses through coronavirus.
Public safety is the top priority. We are urging people to stay alert and keep safe through social distancing.
We’re taking action to help people and businesses immediately affected.
IMPROVING GLOBAL TRADE AND INNOVATION FOR THE REGION
The West of England Combined Authority, working with a range of public and private partners, will be submitting a bid to government for Freeport status. Freeports are designated by Government areas with little to no tax in order to encourage economic activity.
OUR PLANS FOR THE REGION
Our Local Industrial Strategy sets out clear priorities to drive long-term growth in our regional economy. The strategy draws on the unique strengths of our region and sets out our ambition to be a driving force for clean and inclusive growth.