West of England Strategy Discussion Paper

West of England Strategy Discussion Paper 2018-05-14T15:39:12+00:00

Our vision is for all residents to benefit from more job opportunities, a stronger economy and higher quality of life.

Our aim is to 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.

In 2017, the West of England Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership jointly authored a strategy discussion paper, developed in partnership with constituent councils, business, the universities and others.

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.

Economic growth that benefits every resident is at the core of our strategy discussion paper and it sets out our 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 feedback we received has helped us develop our operating framework and business plan for 2018/19.