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GLOUCESTERSHIRE LOCAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY:
Following extensive engagement with Gloucestershire businesses and our partners in the public sector, and supported by an evidence base of nearly 300 submissions, we are pleased to share our draft Local Industrial Strategy.
Gloucestershire’s Local Industrial Strategy will build on recent success to drive inclusive growth and secure an economy fit for the future, which benefits everyone who lives and works in the county.
The strategy identifies Gloucestershire’s strengths, opportunities and challenges. It also aligns with the Government’s national Industrial Strategy, which focuses on five ‘Foundations’ for productivity, and four ‘Grand challenges’.
The five Foundations are:
The four Grand Challenges are:
Click here to read our draft Local Industrial Strategy
Click here to read The Gloucestershire Five Foundations of Productivity Evidence Report
Click here to read GFirst LEP Youth Survey 2019
Click here to read The Local Industrial Strategy Consultation Report
View our delivery timeline below:
Chief Executive, GFirst LEP
Our ambition is for Gloucestershire to host more world-class companies, a diverse business portfolio, and a reputation for starting and strengthening great businesses.
What We Do
We work tirelessly to promote economic growth in the county, create jobs and provide real opportunities for businesses in the region. We do this by listening to the business voice, and improving transport infrastructure throughout the county. We are also very proud of our Growth Hub Network.
How we do it
In order to achieve our goals, we set a plan in motion - this included our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and most recently our Local Industrial Strategy.
From the creation of these strategies combined with listening to the voice of business, we know that Gloucestershire will be home to even more world-class businesses and have a reputation for growing, attracting and retaining a diverse range of companies. The county will have the right skills and infrastructure to support business growth, and a reputation that attracts national and international companies to invest here.
In short, we’re making Gloucestershire the best place in the country for business.
Strategic Economic Plan
Our ambitious business plan outlines how we will drive our economy forward by 2022 to achieve growth of 4.8% GVA per annum.
The Gloucestershire Growth Deal
Since 2014, we’ve secured £101.69 million of funding, and we're using it to help Gloucestershire grow through groundbreaking projects.
Who our plans benefit
Through our work, we’ve been able to provide funding for projects all over the county, working with a range of partners. From helping business start-ups get on their feet, building new educational facilities and improving our transport links, we’ve got Gloucestershire’s best interests in mind.
How you can get involved
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