Local Economic Strategy

Local Economic Strategy Review 2013 to 2014

The review of the city's Local Economic Strategy (LES), led by the 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 Local Economic Strategy Review forms a key building block in the emerging Plymouth Plan, the overarching framework for growth and development in the city, as well as serving as the city’s contribution to wider Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership strategy developments.

It seeks to build on progress set in train by Plymouth's 2006 strategy and concentrate efforts on the things that will generate the greatest returns to our economy. It recognises the opportunity presented by Mayflower 2020 as a major milestone in the reinvention of Plymouth as Britain's Ocean City and as a catalyst for business growth in marine and related industries, the visitor economy, the culture of the city in its broadest sense, and raising the city’s profile and reputation in global markets.

Underpinned by a refreshed evidence base, the review proposes a series of six flagship areas designed to take the city's economy to a new level of focus and ambition. The flagships are supported by a set of strategic objectives and actions. More detailed delivery and performance management arrangements will be summarised in a forthcoming Implementation Plan.

The strategy is very much about Plymouth leading growth beyond its administrative boundaries and playing a greater role on the global economic stage. For further information, please contact nina.sarlaka@plymouth.gov.uk.

 Local Economic Strategy Review, full version [PDF, 12MB]

 Local Economic Strategy Review, highlights [PDF, 3MB]

 Local Economic Strategy Review, evidence base summary [PDF, 721KB]

 Industry based forecasts [PDF, 715KB]