Apr 25 2018 17:45

The theme for the next Oxford Business Forum is ‘Oxfordshire’s Industrial Strategy – Shaping our future economy.’

Areas to be covered will include;

•What is the Local Industrial Strategy?

•What does it mean for businesses?

•How can businesses input/contribute to the development of the strategy?

Bob Price, Economy Portfolio holder for Oxford City Council and Chair of the Oxford Growth Board, Ian Hudspeth, leader of Oxfordshire County Council and Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) will be on hand to provide context for the local strategy and how you can input into the process for developing the strategy.

This new inclusive industrial strategy will aim to put Oxfordshire at the forefront of productivity and prosperity. Oxfordshire is among the first wave areas selected by government, alongside Manchester and Birmingham, to trial the Local Industrial Strategy.

Supporting the national industrial strategy, this work will outline the long-term economic strategy for local areas and ensure that skills, infrastructure, housing policy, land supply and other important areas align to local needs.

Boosting productivity among Oxford businesses, increasing housing supply, better connectivity, innovation and improving living standards for all people in the region will be at the heart of ambitious plans being developed by the OxLEP and its partners both in the private and public sector. Given the strategy will be agreed by government, it is also likely to play a role in decisions made in Whitehall from allocating funding to approving new infrastructure.

The Partners preparing the strategy need the views of business please do register for this important event and give use your views. We hope to see you there

Kind Regards

Regeneration and Economy Service

Oxford City Council


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