Designing a resilient local industrial strategy

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This chapter investigates how the government’s industrial strategy could translate into local industrial strategies for regional economies and asks what local industrial strategies could imply for inclusive growth in the local economy. Local industrial strategies will have a wider remit than an area’s strategic economic plan. There is now a focus on addressing challenges in terms of low wages, low skills and low rates of productivity. Strategies need to be developed that stimulate demand for jobs that are more secure and better paid, and all actors within the local economy need to pull together to make the strategy work. The chapter also argues that government needs to bolster Local Enterprise Partnerships’ capacity so they have the tools at their disposal to manage local industrial strategies, and that greater engagement with local people is vital to find local solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat We Really Mean When We Talk About Industrial Strategy
Subtitle of host publicationNew Future Economies ebook argues for a more expansive industrial strategy in the UK
EditorsCraig Berry
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester Metropolitan University
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2018


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