Strategic Economic Plan

Building on the scale and diversity of the assets of the GBSLEP area, to enable sustainable economic growth throughout our geography.

The Strategic Economic Plan outlines three key strategic objectives for delivering economic growth across Greater Birmingham and Solihull:

  • Becoming a world leader in innovation and creativity
  • Taking full advantage of our global connections
  • Creating stronger conditions for growth across our communities

The LEP works across these objectives, building on the scale and diversity of the assets of the GBSLEP area, to enable sustainable economic growth throughout our geography.

Download the Strategic Economic Plan 2016-2030

Key Sectors

As demonstrated in the diagram below, we have identified five ‘key sectors’: Life Sciences; Creative Industries; Energy Technologies & Services; Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; and Business, Professional and Financial Services.

We have also identified five ‘cross-cutting’ priorities that apply across all sectors in the economy: Skills; Business Support & Access to Finance; Place; Emerging and Disruptive Technologies; and Digital. These cross-cutting priorities will support and enable the development of our key sectors.