• Industrial Strategy

GFirst LEP is leading the development of a Local Industrial Strategy for Gloucestershire.


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:

  • Ideas
  • People
  • Infrastructure
  • Business environment
  • Places

The four Grand Challenges are:

  • Artificial Intelligence and data
  • Ageing society
  • Clean growth
  • Future of mobility

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:

Building our Industrial Strategy

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