An ambitious plan for the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership was launched today.
I will review this in the next few days but on a quick look, it is an advance of where we were, but it is tentative on the how, tentative on what is needed to happen and how it will be financed. It promises a Delivery Plan with KPI’s which will be crucial. If the LEP is going to deliver it absolutely has to show how this strategy is different from others that have gone before and so it needs to really detail the how and move beyond broad statements of intent. This strategy must not end up as yet another coffee table glossy.
Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP web page here
Download the strategy here
Evidence Base with a number of downloads (here)
Chamberlain’s File comments on the document
Birmingham Post’s write up here
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