West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement

West of England Strategy Discussion Paper – Public engagement 2018-01-19T15:08:39+00:00

Overview

Economic growth that benefits every resident is at the core of the West of England strategy discussion paper. Our vision is for all residents to benefit from more job opportunities, a stronger economy and higher quality of life.

The West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership are joint authors of this strategy discussion paper, developed in partnership with constituent councils, business, the universities and others.

The aim is that we develop a strategy that will be owned by everyone, allowing us to present a joined-up voice to government and promote the region nationally and internationally.

The West of England Combined Authority covers Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol and South Gloucestershire and supports the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Joint Committee, which includes North Somerset.

The strategy discussion paper sets out high-level plans for delivering economic growth for all, under three pillars:

  • Businesses that succeed
  • World class skills for employment
  • Infrastructure fit for the future

The West of England strategy discussion paper has details about the proposed vision and strategy.

What happens next

Feedback from a stakeholder engagement exercise will be reflected in a revised regional strategy that will be published in 2018.

The Strategy will form the basis of the business plan for the West of England Combined Authority and will inform the regional response to the Government’s Industrial Strategy.