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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 led on the development of the Dorset Local Industrial Strategy. It directly responds to the Government's national Industrial Strategy and was developed with key stakeholders and input from businesses across the region. An extensive evidence-base was created informing both this strategy, and more recently, in the development of a regional investment prospectus, Dorset: Living Better.

Dorset Horizon 2038 - A Vision for Growth 

Horizon 2038 preceeded the local Industrial Strategy and a unique, sustainable strategy to realise our major ambitions for Dorset’s economic growth by 2038. 

Read Dorset Horizon 2038

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 & Vision

In 2014 we launched ‘Transforming Dorset’, our Strategic Economic Plan 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. 

Read our Strategic Economic Plan

Strategic 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.

Read our full Strategic Economic Vision