Greater Birmingham launches new Strategic Economic Plan

Greater Birmingham launches its strategy to create 250,000 private sector jobs and add £29 billion to the local economy by 2030. The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Economic Partnership’s (GBSLEP) new Strategic Economic Plan 2016 – 2030 outlines how, in a post-Brexit world, Greater Birmingham can become a top global city region and the driver of the UK economy outside of London.

The plan highlights the area’s growing sector strengths in advanced manufacturing, life sciences, financial and professional services and the digital and creative industries as key to bringing more jobs, businesses and talent to its towns and cities.

The Strategic Economic Plan 2016 – 2030 updates previous GBSLEP targets set in 2013. These new aims reflect the contribution that Greater Birmingham needs to make to achieve the ambitious goals recently set by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) for its three LEP-geography; including Greater Birmingham, the Black Country and Coventry & Warwickshire.

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