Coast to Capital's Ambitious Vision to Drive Regional Growth

06 March 2018

Coast to Capital LEP has launched a consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).

Extensive engagement has already taken place with stakeholders and partners to develop the SEP and this consultation is the final opportunity to input on what actions should be taken to drive economic growth across the region.

Significant work has been undertaken on the evidence base which has identified five unique opportunities for growth that are specific for the region. These include becoming the partner of choice for London, leading UK trade growth, supporting economic growth which enhances the region, pioneering digital innovation and creating an offer for all stages of life.
The LEP is asking for feedback on the priorities identified to exploit these opportunities and potential projects that will deliver growth. The consultation also asks for comments on the strength of these arguments and requests additional evidence to support its analysis.
The consultation is open until 23 March 2018 and respondents should send their feedback and comments to sep@coast2capital.org.uk.  The Coast to Capital SEP will be agreed by its Board in April and published in the spring.  It will provide the evidence base and identify the economic priorities in advance of negotiating and agreeing a Local Industrial Strategy in 2019.
Jonathan Sharrock, Chief Executive at Coast to Capital said:

"I am proud to be sharing the SEP consultation document with our stakeholders. We have identified five unique and ambitious opportunities for the region that will position us as a national leader, drive the growth the region needs, and help us make a significant contribution to the UK economy.”

 
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