With the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy late last year, there is now a clear impetus for LEPs and CAs to develop robust Local Economic Strategies for their areas. Metro Dynamics are currently working with places around the country to develop clear Industrial Strategies that support local sectoral growth. Compared to SEPs, Local Industrial Strategies must:
- Be based on granular evidence about specific employment sectors, and the barriers to and opportunities for growth.
- Develop convincing local deals based on clear investible propositions around physical and sectoral development.
- Demonstrate clear governance and delivery mechanisms to ensure that programmes can be advanced swiftly.
More detail on our work on Local Industrial Strategies can be found here.