Commenting on today’s launch of the Western Gateway initiative, West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said:
“Boosting economic growth and driving up productivity in the West of England is my priority as West of England Mayor.
The West of England Combined Authority, working closely with our Local Enterprise Partnership, is making great progress.
Earlier this year we published our Local Industrial Strategy which sets out our ambitious plans to build on our unique strengths of creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure clean growth that benefits all our residents.
We’re also raising our region’s profile internationally through our Invest Bristol and Bath team, securing inward investment and boosting import and export opportunities.
We’re always interested in wider regional collaboration where it can bring significant benefits for the broader region.
As a partnership between government, businesses, Local Enterprise Partnerships, the Combined Authority and local councils, Western Gateway gives us an opportunity to join together our existing strengths to create a real economic powerhouse in the west.
I will continue to work closely with partners within the region and in Wales to support the independent chair in her work to bring this work together.”