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25 October 2019

Dorset LEP share first insights to Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy

Dorset LEP share first insights to Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is leading on the development of an Industrial Strategy for Dorset, which will focus on increasing productivity, innovation, earnings and wellbeing across the county.

Local businesses, communities, BCP Council, Dorset Council, universities, colleges and many other local organisations have already contributed to the ideas in this strategy which will provide a detailed plan for the future.

Now, Dorset LEP welcomes wider input and feedback on the initial plans that will frame Dorset’s Industrial Strategy. A one-side summary is available detailing the plans to date and Dorset LEP invite feedback via a short online survey, open until Friday 8 November.

Jim Stewart, Chair of the Dorset LEP board, said: “These initial plans for Dorset are the product of collaboration between key stakeholders striving for a brighter future for our county. I’m excited to share this summary of Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy with the wider community and look forward to reviewing feedback on the many ways all parties can support our ambitious objectives.”

Dorset LEP are also interested in hearing from individuals and organisations with investment opportunities they may not already be aware of or from those interested in helping take these priorities forward.

The government’s national Industrial Strategy sets out long-term economic and investment priorities in the UK, with the aim of boosting productivity and helping businesses create good jobs and increase wages with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure.

The Industrial Strategy is structured around five foundations of productivity: ideas, people, infrastructure, business environment and places. It also identifies four grand challenges - artificial intelligence & data economy, clean growth, future of mobility, and ageing society - focusing on the global trends that will transform our future.

Dorset’s Local Industrial Strategy will focus on areas of opportunity and growth that build on the unique strengths of the region.

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Notes to Editors:

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership is a business led private and public sector partnership, promoting local economic growth and prosperity. Dorset LEP deliver projects that support and develop infrastructure, housing, skills, enterprise and business growth to achieve long-term economic benefit for all in Dorset. For more information visit the Dorset LEP website

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