LOCAL INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY - FIND OUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR BUSINESS & THE LOCAL ECONOMY!

In 2017, the Government launched its Industrial Strategy to increase productivity across the country and address imbalances between London and the South East and the rest of the UK. Closing the current productivity gap could add a potential £11 billion to the local economy.

All LEPs in England have been asked to produce a Local Industrial Strategy setting out how they will boost productivity and respond to the four ‘grand challenges’ identified by the Government designed to help businesses create better, higher-paying jobs at the national, regional and local level, through strategic economic investment:

-The effects of data and AI.

-Adapting to the needs of an ageing society.

-Clean growth.

-The future of mobility through zero emission and autonomous vehicles.

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (the LEP) is conducting a series of consultation events on the Local Industrial Strategy priorities for the City Region, and we would like to call on your experience as key members of the local business community to provide insight to this process and to make sure that the evidence and priorities reflect real life experience. 

To discuss what this means for your business and the local economy, and how you can get involved, we would like to invite you to a roundtable discussion taking place at The Old Resturant, Wakefield Town Hall, Wakefield on Friday 15 November at 8am – 10am. Light breakfast provided. 

To confirm your place, please email events@mycci.co.uk