What is the Worcestershire Local Economic Assessment?
The Worcestershire Local Economic Assessment
(LEA) provides decision-makers with a timely, reliable and shared
evidence base that outlines current and recent economic conditions
in the county, and identifies emerging opportunities and challenges
for the Worcestershire economy.
A sound understanding of the local economy
helps the public sector, the Local Enterprise Partnership,
businesses and business representatives, educational institutions,
and the voluntary and community sector, to take decisions that
encourage and stimulate sustainable economic growth in
Worcestershire in the short, medium and long-term.
The LEA provides the intelligence to inform
strategic documents, including the Sustainable Community Strategy
and Worcestershire Economic Strategy, and to support funding bids
and attract new investment to the county.
The LEA is primarily focused on the
geographical area of Worcestershire County. Much of the evidence
contained in this document relates to people who live or work in
the county, and the businesses located here.
However, it is essential that the county is
not viewed in isolation, therefore links with neighbouring
authorities are considered, and regional, national and global
The LEA is primarily targeted towards
individuals and organisations responsible for taking decisions
which affect the economic prosperity of the county. However, it is
recognised that the breadth of information covered in the report is
of relevance to other policy areas, and to members of the
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