Published: 22nd Jul 2019

The government has unveiled a ‘new economic blueprint’ for the South East Midlands region with a series of new local industrial strategies. The South East Midlands Local Industrial Strategy covers Milton Keynes, Northampton, Bedford, Luton and Aylesbury and has been developed with the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), local authorities and business leaders. According to the government, it will help develop ‘innovative technology locally and transform the best ideas into high-growth businesses, creating new jobs and opportunities in the area’. The strategy includes a number of commitments, including more investment in the area’s aerospace and advanced engineering sectors. It also aims to provide an ‘exemplary business environment’, with high-quality commercial premises and support for innovation, trade and investment activity. The government has also published local industrial strategies for Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Cambridgeshire. The Buckinghamshire strategy aims to grow the county’s creative, space, advanced manufacturing and digital health sectors, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)