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Wyre Forest people urged to have say on economic strategy
7:40am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
Wyre Forest District Council’s Leader has welcomed the launch of a document outlining a strategy to boost the Midlands economy.
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBS LEP) has issued its Strategy for Growth white paper, which sets out how the LEP aims to unlock growth and prosperity in the area, including Wyre Forest.
Focusing on business, people and places, the document outlines five key priorities to deliver economic growth.
They are creating a new eco-system for business support, providing clear leadership in growth sectors, reducing the skills deficit, supporting the development of vital employment land and housing and improving physical and digital connectivity.
GBS LEP is asking businesses, partners, stakeholders and individuals living in Wyre Forest to have their say on the white paper.
Wyre Forest District Council Leader, Conservative John Campion, said: “This is the opportunity for everyone living and working here to have their say on the strategy and, ultimately, help shape the way we are going to tackle key issues and deliver sustainable growth within Wyre Forest.”
Steve Hollis, deputy chairman of GBS LEP, said: “We know we don’t have all the answers yet and in the current climate of uncertainty we appreciate that the economic imperatives which drive us may evolve.
“However, there is a need to set out key priorities for long-term change and for short-term action and to examine the enablers that are going to get us there.”
People can have their say via an online questionnaire at gbslep.com or a written submission. The closing date for responses is November 16.