Local Industrial Strategy

What is a Local Industrial Strategy?

The Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) is a long-term plan for business, jobs and skills, based on facts and data about our local area.

It’s about doing more of what we’re good at, helping people get the skills they need to find better jobs, protecting the environment and helping businesses grow, so everyone can feel the benefits of a strong economy.

The LIS will be based on robust evidence about our region. We’re working with local partners, businesses and experts from across the UK and we want your opinions on whether we’re addressing the right issues.

The LIS is focused on five key areas, termed the Five Foundations. These are :

  • Ideas: how our region’s businesses and universities innovate and invest in new products and processes
  • People: the skills and education of our region’s workforce and the state of the jobs market
  • Place: the split between rural and urban space across our region; where there are disadvantaged areas; and the demographic make-up of our people
  • Infrastructure: the state of our road and rail system; efforts to encourage more cycling, walking and public transport; the region’s housing market; and digital infrastructure, like access to broadband
  • Business environment: the areas where our region’s businesses stand out; how productive they are; and what they contribute to the local economy

We have collected evidence for each of these areas for Leeds City Region and this can be found in the LIS Evidence Pack. You can also see what the evidence says in the video below:



How we’re developing the Local Industrial Strategy:

We started with a call for evidence to access research and intelligence across the region. We are now engaging more widely with the public and key stakeholders like academics, public sector bodies, businesses, and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector to test how accurate the evidence is.

There will be an opportunity to give feedback on the draft Local Industrial Strategy in the autumn. We expect to submit the final strategy to Government by the end of the year and for it to be published in Spring 2020.

Have your say:

We would really value your input on the evidence we have brought together. Your opinions will help influence the findings and priorities of the Local Industrial Strategy. To have your say, complete one of the surveys below (there are different surveys for responses from an organisation or an individual).

These surveys will be open for contributions until Friday 30th August 2019.

What is a Local Industrial Strategy?

The Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) is a long-term plan for business, jobs and skills, based on facts and data about our local area.

It’s about doing more of what we’re good at, helping people get the skills they need to find better jobs, protecting the environment and helping businesses grow, so everyone can feel the benefits of a strong economy.

The LIS will be based on robust evidence about our region. We’re working with local partners, businesses and experts from across the UK and we want your opinions on whether we’re addressing the right issues.

The LIS is focused on five key areas, termed the Five Foundations. These are :

  • Ideas: how our region’s businesses and universities innovate and invest in new products and processes
  • People: the skills and education of our region’s workforce and the state of the jobs market
  • Place: the split between rural and urban space across our region; where there are disadvantaged areas; and the demographic make-up of our people
  • Infrastructure: the state of our road and rail system; efforts to encourage more cycling, walking and public transport; the region’s housing market; and digital infrastructure, like access to broadband
  • Business environment: the areas where our region’s businesses stand out; how productive they are; and what they contribute to the local economy

We have collected evidence for each of these areas for Leeds City Region and this can be found in the LIS Evidence Pack. You can also see what the evidence says in the video below:



How we’re developing the Local Industrial Strategy:

We started with a call for evidence to access research and intelligence across the region. We are now engaging more widely with the public and key stakeholders like academics, public sector bodies, businesses, and the community, voluntary and social enterprise sector to test how accurate the evidence is.

There will be an opportunity to give feedback on the draft Local Industrial Strategy in the autumn. We expect to submit the final strategy to Government by the end of the year and for it to be published in Spring 2020.

Have your say:

We would really value your input on the evidence we have brought together. Your opinions will help influence the findings and priorities of the Local Industrial Strategy. To have your say, complete one of the surveys below (there are different surveys for responses from an organisation or an individual).

These surveys will be open for contributions until Friday 30th August 2019.

  • The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to engage with people living and working in the region to help us develop the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Leeds City Region.

    Please complete this survey if you are responding on behalf of an organisation.

    The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to engage with people living and working in the region to help us develop the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Leeds City Region.

    Please complete this survey if you are responding on behalf of an organisation.

    Take Survey
  • The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to engage with people living and working in the region to help us develop the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Leeds City Region.

    Please complete this survey if you are responding as an individual.

    The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is looking to engage with people living and working in the region to help us develop the Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for Leeds City Region.

    Please complete this survey if you are responding as an individual.

    Take Survey