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May 2013 Special Edition

Strategy for Growth launched

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The Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) today launches its strategic framework, setting out how the city region will become the major driver of the UK economy outside London.

The Strategy for Growth presents the challenges and opportunities facing Greater Birmingham and explains how six strategic enablers are at the heart of the mission.

These are:

  • Growing the number of successful businesses
  • Building sector strengths and opportunities
  • Stimulating innovation in products, services and businesses
  • Improving our skills talent pool
  • Improving physical and digital connectivity
  • Optimising physical, cultural and environmental assets.
The GBSLEP aims to increase the number of private sector jobs by 100,000 and increase GVA by £8.25 billion by 2020, while also transforming the city region’s performance in skills and employment.
Read more and download the Strategy for Growth here »

GBSLEP Blog: Steve Hollis – The Strategy
for Growth

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The Strategy for Growth marks a departure in terms of local economic development in that it brings together a consensus of private and public sector partners, along with the third sector, universities and colleges.

Deputy Chair of the GBSLEP, Steve Hollis, looks at the Strategy for Growth and why it is vital in moving towards the Single Local Growth Fund.
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News in Brief

Annual Conference

The GBSLEP Annual Conference, which takes place on Wednesday June 26 2013, has been confirmed for Villa Park in Birmingham. Registration is now available here ».