The South West of England is a great place. It is poised for a step change in prospertiy and productivity. When the productivity in the South West of England matches that currently in the South East we will add over £18bn a year to the UK's economy. That's enough to build a new NHS hospital every week.
Our economy is already bigger than that of Manchester and more than two and a half times that of Birmingham - with the single largest infrastructure project in Europe already underway (generating billions of pounds of business opportunities) and the best natural capital in the country (attracting more visitors than anywhere else outside London).
The pubication of the SW Growth Charter in 2016 started our journey to promote our great region and we welcome the continuing support of stakeholders across the region to help in shaping our opportunities and building the momentum.
Our strategy for greater prosperity is to collaborate to promote
We are focused towards having a clear and consistent strategy in time for the Autumn Statement.
Note: The name Great South West is a working title at present and may alter as the intiative gains momentum in order to be appropriate and resonate with all parties. This is not a brand used by the West of England LEP for their local authority areas.