LEEDS City Region Enterprise Partnership is asking for feedback from businesses, other organisations and individuals to help shape the region’s Local Industrial Strategy.

The new strategy will focus on helping businesses grow and become more productive, while also reducing carbon emissions and enabling everyone in the region to feel the benefits of a strong economy through inclusive growth.

To make sure the Local Industrial Strategy is addressing the issues that matter most to the region’s businesses, employers and residents, the LEP is now calling for feedback on its evidence.

An online survey, giving respondents the potential to influence the findings and priorities of the strategy. The survey is available at: yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/LIS. The LEP is also holding a series of town hall events with councils across the region.

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Roger Marsh OBE, Chair of the LEP and of the influential NP11 group of local enterprise partnerships across the North, said: “Leeds City Region is a near £70 billion regional economy and we have the size and scale to play a leading role in the UK’s future competitiveness and prosperity.

“Our region nevertheless faces challenges, with too many people still struggling to make ends meet.

“If we could boost the region’s productivity to the national average, that would represent an extra £11 billion a year to the region, bringing with it more better paid jobs. This Local Industrial Strategy is our region’s opportunity to reshape our economy for the future and ensure everyone feels the benefits of a stronger, cleaner, more productive economy.”

There will be a second opportunity for people to have a say on the draft Local Industrial Strategy in the autumn, with the final strategy expected to be submitted to Government by the end of the year.