Dorset is a county with tremendous opportunities; our 20 year ambition is to build a more productive, innovative, inclusive and sustainable economy.

Dorset LEP’s modern industrial vision is to double Dorset’s productivity and economic output to £35.6 billion over the next twenty years, generating 80,000 jobs, building around 78,000 new homes, and creating a local economy that is sustainable, innovative and inclusive.

Local Industrial Strategy

Dorset LEP is leading the process of producing a Local Industrial Strategy for Dorset. It will directly respond to the Government's national Industrial Strategy


Dorset Horizon 2038 - A Vision for Growth 

Horizon 2038 is our unique, sustainable strategy to realise our major ambitions for Dorset’s economic growth over the next 20 years. 

See Dorset Horizon 2038 here

The strategy compliments our growing body of evidence set out in our Statement of Intent, Dorset’s Economic Ambition, and the Dorset productivity scorecard

Strategic Economic Plan / Strategic Economic Vision

In 2014 we launched our Strategic Economic Plan ‘Transforming Dorset’ setting out the key strengths and opportunities within Dorset’s economy and how they would be supported to drive economic growth.

Dorset’s Strategic Economic Plan was refreshed in early 2016, to reflect the changes within our county. 

Our Economic Vision: 

'By 2033 Dorset will be one of Britain’s Core City-Regions and the most sustainable of these. Its competitiveness will be driven by innovation.'

See our Strategic Economic Plan here

See our Strategic Economic Vision here