Local Industrial Strategy (LIS)

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In December 2018, Government invited D2N2 LEP to join ‘wave 3’ of England's 38 LEPs in preparing a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS). It will build on the recently published Vision 2030 Strategic Economic Plan for the D2N2 area, taking it up to 2030.

The D2N2 LIS will be a shorter document, covering the same time period as the Vision 2030, containing a limited number of focused, evidence-backed priorities which drive us towards the vision and targets in the SEP. It will be developed in close consultation with and jointly published by HM Government, and will contribute towards achieving the aim of the UK’s Industrial Strategy to:

“...boost productivity by backing businesses to create good jobs and increase the earning power of people throughout the UK with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure”.

We are currently gathering evidence to inform the Strategy's development. The updated evidence base and Local Industrial Strategy will be structured around the five ‘foundations of productivity’ and four ‘Grand Challenges’ in the UK’s Industrial Strategy.

Five Foundations of Productivity Four Grand Challenges to the UK
  • Ideas
  • People
  • Infrastructure
  • Place
  • Business Environment
  • Artificial Intelligence and the Data Economy
  • Clean Growth
  • Ageing Society
  • The Future of Mobility

We published the full evidence base and consultation document in fall 2019.

The Local Industrial Strategy for D2N2 is due to be published by the end of March 2020.

For further information or submissions, particularly around the five ‘Foundations’ and four ‘Grand Challenges’ please email D2N2 Economic Analyst Vladimir Epuri.