Businesses urged to have their say and help shape a West Midlands economy fit for the future

November 14, 2018

LOCAL businesses are invited to have their say on how to build on economic potential and ensure a regional economy fit for the future.

The Local Industrial Strategy Consultation will take place at Lichfield District Council on Friday, November 23, from 2.30pm – 4pm, inviting businesses from Tamworth and Lichfield to give their input as to what is holding back their growth and discuss what they might do about it collectively.

The Industrial Strategy sets out the Government’s long-term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people in Britain and the West Midlands. Aligning with this is the Local Industrial Strategy that can build on recent success and ensure maximum benefit for both businesses and local people in the years ahead.

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) and the region’s three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) – Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, Greater Birmingham & Solihull – have carried out several months of careful research and evidence gathering to produce a West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy Consultation document.

This document uses clear evidence to set out a long-term strategy for inclusive economic growth in the region, identifying strengths, opportunities and challenges.

Further information on the Local Industrial Strategy is available here: www.wmca.org.uk/what-we-do/industrial-strategy

Cllr Steven Claymore, Tamworth Borough Council’s Cabinet member for Regeneration, said: “This is a perfect opportunity for Tamworth and Lichfield businesses to have an input on developments and plans to increase economic growth.

“Creating opportunities for growth and boosting the local economy is one of our priorities and this consultation aims to bring business experts together under one roof to share their knowledge and experience.

“It’s free to attend so I would really encourage local businesses not to miss out and get in touch.”

For more information and details on how to attend, contact Lorraine Farley, Tamworth Borough Council’s Business Liaison Officer for Economic Development and Regeneration, on 01827 709-525 or email: lorraine-farley@tamworth.gov.uk.