Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership will hold the final round of consultation on the county’s new Local Industrial Strategy next month.

The partnership is developing the strategy, which will highlight Cumbria’s strengths and make a case to the Government and the private sector for investment up to 2030.

Jo Lappin, Cumbria LEP chief executive, said: “This important document is the county's key strategy for growing our economy, improving productivity and making sure that all of our people benefit from economic growth.

"We are keen to involve all of our partners in the final round of consultations on the development of Cumbria's Local Industrial Strategy.

“The final round of consultation events invite all partners to contribute their ideas for further development of the strategy. It will provide opportunities for colleagues to share good practice, innovations and great ideas that are already being delivered in Cumbria and could be scaled up.

“These will be highly interactive events, with all partners having the opportunity to share their views.”

The LEP is keen to hear from a range of organisations, including businesses, councils, colleges, universities, schools, the NHS, the police, the fire service, charities and groups that represent particular sectors, such as advanced manufacturing, tourism, nuclear and agriculture.

The final document will be aligned with the Government's national Industrial Strategy, which looks to drive forward the national economy based on five foundations of productivity: innovative ideas, people and jobs, major infrastructure upgrades, business environment and places for more prosperous communities.

Following the final round of consultation, the new Local Industrial Strategy document will be submitted to the Government for discussion on Cumbria’s economic priorities.

The events will be held on Monday, March 4 at Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Conference Centre, Redhills, Penrith from 10am to noon and Lakes College, Lillyhall from 2pm to 4pm.

On Tuesday, March 5, events will be held at the Westmorland Hotel, Tebay, from 10am to noon and Furness College, Barrow from 2pm to 4pm.

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