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Local Authorities, LEP, and Growth. NICK BELL CHIEF EXECUTIVE STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL. THE ECONOMY – OUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY. Key Priorities: Supporting Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s economy through tough economic times by encouraging and attracting business growth and investment

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local authorities lep and growth
Local Authorities, LEP, and Growth

NICK BELL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

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THE ECONOMY – OUR NUMBER 1 PRIORITY

  • Key Priorities:
  • Supporting Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s economy through tough economic times by encouraging and attracting business growth and investment
  • Improving and diversifying local skills and developing high level skills
  • Developing vibrant and sustainable town centres, market towns and rural communities
  • Providing regulatory services that support the business community
the challenge we face
THE CHALLENGE WE FACE!
  • Historic reliance on mining, ceramics, metal workings, food and drink
  • Industrial structure relatively weak

- West Midlands, one of the lowest economic growth rates in the UK

- Stoke-on-Trent slowest in region, second slowest

in England between 1995 - 2005

- GVA per head fallen from 2% above to 12% below region

- Almost 21,000 private sector jobs lost, just 4,000 created between 1998 – 2008

- Significant reliance on public sector jobs in Stafford and Stoke

  • Skills

- Gaps in technical and softer skills

- Lack of small business skills

  • Impact of Recession

- One of the worst affected regions

- Fragile economic recovery in North Staffordshire, Cannock and Tamworth

the opportunity
THE OPPORTUNITY
  • Centre of the Country

- Excellent motorway, trunk roads connections and 3 international airports

  • Innovative approach to the development of technology based business capacity linked to our two Universities
  • Star innovative private sector “brands” and notable success stories
  • Strong manufacturing base to develop “low carbon” economy
  • Established strengths in ceramics, creative and cultural industries and tourism etc.
  • LA role in enabling and making the local connections that make a difference.