Understanding our local economy

With Central Government’s recent publication of the Industrial Strategy, as well as the opportunities and risks associated with Brexit, it is important we understand more about the health and drivers of our local economy.

We are working with the Local Enterprise Partnership, Chamber of Commerce, County and District councils to bring together the information we collect locally and nationally to help us make better decisions. Every year we invest in our local infrastructure such as transport and housing but using a more evidence based approach to finding which of those investments can best support local businesses will help maintain a strong local economy.