The West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy is a long-term plan aimed to increase productivity. It is locally led and developed in partnership with government, based on clear evidence and aligned to the national Industrial Strategy.
It sets out how the West Midlands will:
- meet the Future of Mobility Grand Challenge as the centre of transport innovation in the UK
- develop new market opportunities in data driven health and life sciences; modern services; and through the application of creative techniques and technologies in future industries
- build on the 5 foundations of productivity, including targeted action on skills, housing and transport with plans to drive up levels of business innovation and the commercialisation of research and development
- make sure all communities can contribute to and benefit from economic prosperity
View the West Midlands Local Industrial Strategy: progress statement, published in October 2018.
The Local Industrial Strategies: policy prospectus sets out the objectives, policy rationale and approach to developing Local Industrial Strategies in partnership with places.