Economic Development Team
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Local economic strategy
Local economic strategy review 2013/14
The review of the city’s Local Economic Strategy (LES), led by Plymouth Growth Board, has been carried out over a number of months and engaged a variety of stakeholders to reflect on progress since 2006, enduring challenges and future growth opportunities.
The LES review will form a key building block in the emerging Plymouth Plan – the overarching framework for growth and development in the city – while also serving as our contribution to wider Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership strategy developments.
The discussion document which can be downloaded below remains a ‘work in progress’ in terms of detailed action planning and delivery; however, the high-level flagship areas identified set out a clear direction of travel for taking the city’s economy to a new level of focus and ambition.
Plymouth Growth Board is keen to hear your views on this direction of travel. It would also welcome thoughts on how particular organisations/networks can make a contribution to the effective delivery of identified priorities.
The delivery-end of the strategy will continue to be finessed and refined through January/early February 2014, with final sign-off by the Growth Board and then Plymouth City Council Cabinet by the end of March 2014.
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Plymouth is changing and that change is tangible. You can see it in the major new developments across the city as Plymouth realises its ambition to become one of Europe's finest, most vibrant waterfront cities.
Plymouth’s widely applauded approach to accelerated growth requires a step change in the economic performance of the city and the sub region. This now consists of the all-inclusive private sector sub-regional consensus, led by the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and an exemplary track record of community involvement in both economic development and regeneration.
The Plymouth local economic strategy sets out a clear joined-up framework for the transformation of the Plymouth economy. The public, private and voluntary sectors, together with sub-regional partners, have come together to produce a coherent set of actions that can be turned into reality on the ground.
We invite you to read the strategy below to discover what the new Plymouth has to offer, and to join us as we move forward as one.
Plymouth's Plan for Employment and Skills
A draft plan for employment and skills has been prepared for the emerging Employment and Skills Board. It describes how to enable the provision of skills and learning to meet the economic and labour market needs of the city and its travel to work area over the next six years.
Through the Local Strategic Partnership Plymouth Growth Board, the local economic strategy action plan will now be updated on a rolling basis.
The Leadership theme was discussed in October 2010, the Business theme in December 2010, the Skills theme in February 2011, the Participation theme in May 2011 and the Centres theme in July 2011.
The reports of these reviews, including the revised action plans for these themes, can be accessed below. This process will ensure that the local economic strategy action plan is reviewed on an annual basis.