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Local Industrial Strategies

Local industrial strategies (LIS), led by Mayoral Combined Authorities or Local Enterprise Partnerships, will promote the coordination of local economic policy and national funding streams and establish new ways of working between national and local government, and the public and private sectors.

Wave 1 - The first eight trailblazer local industrial strategies were announced in November 2017: Greater Manchester, West Midlands (Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Coventry & Warwickshire and Black Country) and the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor (Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley and South East Midlands). These Local Industrial strategies will be published in March 2019.

Wave 2 - The second wave of six local industrial strategies were announced in July 2018: Cheshire & Warrington, Heart of the South West, Leicester & Leicestershire, North East, Tees Valley and West of England.  These Local Industrial strategies will be published by March 2020.

Wave 3 - On 3rd December 2018, the government announced the entire country will benefit from Local Industrial strategies with the rest of the LEPs forming the final third wave. 

Please see below for the latest updates and developments in each LEP on the progress of their local industrial strategy. 

 

Black Country LEP was one of the trailblazer LEP areas announced in Wave 1 and has been working with government and other West Midlands LEPs (Coventry & Warwickshire LEP and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP) and the Combined Authority to develop a local industrial strategy for the region. The West Midlands LIS aims to deliver economic growth and drive productivity in a way which fundamentally improves opportunities for all communities, businesses and residents.

Click here to view the West Midlands LIS Progress Statement which was published in October 2018.  Click here to view the Black Country evidence base for the local industrial strategy.

The area covered by the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP is home to iconic business brands and locations: Pinewood, Silverstone, Stoke Mandeville and Westcott. Our ambition is to exploit these and our other nationally significant assets to increase the economic output of the county and contribute to tackling Britain’s productivity challenge. Major planned housing growth, new East-West road and rail connections, and significant investment across the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Growth Corridor create the conditions for sustained economic growth in Buckinghamshire building on our rich entrepreneurial base and promote economic and transport links with London. Our Local Industrial Strategy will set out the action we need to take to realise this ambition. It will also provide the basis for a new relationship with government and our neighbouring LEPs.

Click here for more information about the LIS for Buckinghamshire.

 

Coast to Capital LEP was included in the government's 3rd and final wave of local industrial strategies which, following the publication of its new strategy Gatwick 360, will strengthen the area’s economy even further.  Coast to Capital’s vision by 2030 is for the towns and cities in the Coast to Capital area to be known around the world as fantastic places to live, to grow and succeed and for the area to become the most dynamic non-city region in England, centred around a highly successful Gatwick Airport. The strategy sets out eight priorities to grow the area’s economy which include specific actions on urban centres, business infrastructure, sustainable growth, skills, innovation, digital networks, transport and identity.

Click here for more information about Coast to Capital's local industrial strategy.

Click here for the latest news on Coast to Capital's local industrial strategy.

Coventry & Warwickshire LEP was one of the trailblazer LEP areas announced in Wave 1 and has been working with government and other West Midlands LEPs (Black Country LEP and Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP) and the Combined Authority to develop a local industrial strategy for the region.  The West Midlands LIS is part of an ambitious shared plan to continue the renaissance of the West Midlands, improving the lives of residents and supporting businesses to succeed.  It will set out the priorities and actions needed and provide a long-term plan for alignment of local and national decision making to increase productivity and deliver an economy that works for all.

Click here to view the West Midlands LIS Progress Statement which was published in October 2018.  Click here to read a leader view by the LEP's chair, Jonathan Browning.

 

Cumbria LEP's local industrial strategy will decide the county's economic priorities through to 2030. They are working in partnership to develop the strategy which will highlight Cumbria’s strengths and make a compelling case to Government and the private sector for investment in the county.

Click here for more information about Cumbria LEP's local industrial strategy.  Click here for the latest news on their local industrial strategy. 

 

 

Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) was one of the trailblazer LEP areas announced in Wave 1 and has been working with government and other West Midlands LEPs (Coventry & Warwickshire LEP and Black Country LEP) and the Combined Authority to develop a local industrial strategy for the region.  This close collaboration with regional and national partners will ensure that the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy fully reflects the needs of this region’s economy. By listening to the business community, we have been able to identify the strongest opportunities to boost innovation, productivity, job creation and growth. 

Click here to view the West Midlands LIS Progress Statement which was published in October 2018.

 

The Greater Lincolnshire LEP has been extensively preparing for the production of its LIS and has identified the following emerging themes: future proofing the agri-food industry; becoming a rural test-bed for energy and water; developing new solutions supporting people to live well for longer in dispersed areas; a high-quality, inclusive visitor economy; and an efficient and high-skilled ports and logistics industry.

Click here for more information about Greater Lincolnshire LEP's local industrial strategy.  Click here for the latest news on their Local Industrial Strategy.

 

Greater Manchester LEP, as part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, was one of the three Wave 1 trailblazer areas to work with the UK Government to develop a modern local industrial strategy. The Greater Manchester LIS will outline a set of long-term policy priorities to help guide industrial development and provide a joint plan for good jobs and growth in Greater Manchester.  Greater Manchester LEP will now build on the Greater Manchester Strategy and use the results of the consultation and the findings of a separate Greater Manchester Independent Prosperity Review to help develop and inform the final Greater Manchester Local Industrial Strategy.  

Click here for details of the Greater Manchester local industrial strategy.  Click here for the latest news on their Local Industrial Strategy.

 

The Heart of the South West (HotSW) LEP covering Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, is in the 2nd wave of areas to benefit from working with the Government to develop local industrial strategies. The LEP is working with its local partners to develop the distinctive opportunities that the area has to offer as investment-ready propositions that have the potential to increase productivity and align with the national industrial strategy at a local level.  The HotSW LEP and the HotSW Joint Committee will drive forward the local industrial strategy and oversee its delivery.

Click here for details of the Heart of the South West LEP's local industrial strategy prospectus.  Click here for details of the Heart of the South West LEP's evidence base for its local industrial strategy.

 

Hertfordshire LEP is building on the county's historic strengths and pioneering spirit to develop a Local Industrial Strategy that can help Hertforshire become a UK testbed. Underpinned by the Government’s five foundations of productivity, the strategy will help ensure Hertfordshire remains ‘Fit for the Future’.  In November 2018, the LEP kick-started a Hertfordshire-wide conversation to support the development of a Local Industrial Strategy for the county - businesses, academia, not for profit and public sector organisations contributed to discussions on emerging priorities to grow the economy, drive up productivity and embrace new technologies to support innovation. 

Click here for more information about Hertfordshire LEP's industrial strategy.

 

Leicester & Leicestershire LEP (LLEP) was one of six LEPs in Wave 2.  LLEP produced a Local Industrial Strategy Prospectus document in July after consulting with over 150 local businesses and this has now been developed in to a video.  The prospectus was used to inform Government of Leicester and Leicestershire’s strengths and aspirations.  On 6th December 2018, LLEP opened a Call for Evidence and is seeking the views of local stakeholders who are being asked to submit information which they think should be included within the evidence base and should be taken into consideration during the preparation of the LIS emerging priorities.  The Call for Evidence will be open until 31st January 2019.

Click here for more information about LLEP's local industrial strategy.

 

 

The  Oxfordshire LEP local industrial strategy will build on the current Oxfordshire Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and provides a framework to guide Government, public and private sector investment decisions – including the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, Sector Deals, Industrial Strategy Challenge Funding and other financing tools – to be used to deliver a strategy.

Click here for more information about the Oxfordshire LEP local industrial strategy.  Click to here to read how Nigel Tipple, OxLEP CEO, sees the strengths of their LIS.  Click here to see how Oxfordshire's tranformative technologies are driving its LIS. 

 

South East Midlands LEP (SEMLEP) was one of the three trailblazer LEP areas in Wave 1 and is part of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Growth Corridor area. The area was chosen because of our potential to drive wider regional growth, focusing on clusters of expertise and centres of economic activity.

SEMLEP's local industrial strategy will identify the specific investments and actions which should be taken locally to drive productivity in the South East Midlands area and enable those industrial sectors where we have local specialisms to grow and compete on the world-stage.

Click here for an overview of SEMLEP's local industrial strategy.  Click here for more detailed information.  

 

Thames Valley Berkshire boasts a natural environment that is, in parts, outstanding. Its high-performing economy is worth over £35 billion per annum and makes a net contribution to UK plc. Whilst Thames Valley Berkshire has strengths across many sectors of the economy, it has specialisms and strong growth prospects in three: digital technologies; life sciences & healthcare; and energy & environment. Thames Valley Berkshire LEP has identified four key priorities for a national Industrial Strategy, which will ensure that the area continues to deliver national growth, locally: they are; Scaling up for growth; Growing STEM skills; Transforming infrastructure; Retaining international companies.

Click here for the latest news on Thames Valley Berkshire's Local Industrial Strategy.  Click here for the latest edition of their Industrial Strategy Bulletin.

 

West of England LEP and the West of England Combined Authority are working with Government to develop a local industrial strategy to deliver on our region’s ambition to be a driving force for clean and inclusive growth. This is an important opportunity for the West of England, and we are working with the business community to ensure that the strategy reflects the views and priorities of businesses.

Click here to view a video and click here for more information about the local industrial strategy for the West of England.

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