Strategy for Growth and Greater Birmingham Project Evidence Base
Information was drawn from a variety of sources including academic research, published statistics, engagement events, submissions from stakeholders and national and international best practice.
A SWOT analysis of GBSLEP provided a strong foundation upon which to build our Strategy; clearly showing our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
More detailed evidence on our three pillars of Business, People and Place will be uploaded shortly, along with a summary of key points made during the consultation on the Strategy for Growth White Paper and details of how the LEP responded.
A broad range of evidence was also collated to inform each of the workstreams set up as part of the Greater Birmingham Project. These were established to look the key issues raised by Lord Heseltine is his report, ‘No Stone Unturned’.
A selection of that evidence is provided below.
Please note: Publication of these reports does not mean that the LEP endorses all the findings contained within them, rather that the information was useful in informing the discussions and stimulating the debate which ultimately led to the development of ‘The Path to Local Growth’.
- Functioning Economic Geography
- Industrial Compositon, Key Sectors and Geographical Relationships
- Sectors which offer most potential to exploit global market opportunities
- Employment and Skills
- Inward Investment and Sectors
- Research and Innovation
- Public Assets: