This involves lobbying, representation, a keen awareness of industrial strategies across the key sectors that can thrive in this area, and an honest, ongoing appraisal of the area's strengths and weaknesses.
Investment to date
This is a new core pillar for our third term.
Additional priorities this term
Develop strategies, partnerships and an evidence base to protect the status of the area as an industrial zone so that business survival and growth rates are safeguarded and the area continues to provide a broad range of employment and business opportunities.
In collaboration with key stakeholders, raise the profile of the area as an ideal location for both new, advanced industry and technology-based businesses and smaller, more traditional firms that provide vital local employment and productivity.
Work with stakeholders and the relevant authorities to improve digital connectivity
Work towards an industrial area that supports and embeds the principles of the circular economy