There was a great turnout from businesses and organisations from across our region at our Local Industrial Strategy workshop, held at the University of the West of England’s Conference and Exhibition Centre, on Thursday 21 March.
The Local Industrial Strategy, led by the West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership, will set out how the region can achieve its ambition for clean economic growth that benefits every resident.
An evidence base, on which the strategy will be built, has now been published and early analysis identifies four key issues to consider:
- Ensuring that growth is inclusive, with opportunities for employment and progression available for all.
- Creating the right environment for businesses to grow and for residents to progress their careers.
- Fostering innovative businesses from research through to commercialisation across sectors.
- Investing in the right infrastructure and housing for future growth.
Working with Policy Lab, delegates looked at the challenges and opportunities for our region and came up with ideas for actions.
The strategy is expected to be published in summer 2019. Visit www.westofengland-ca.gov.uk/ourstrategy.