City region in “pole position” to demand local empowerment from industrial strategy
The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) has called for greater empowerment locally to enable businesses to make the Government's planned industrial strategy a success.
The Government's green paper was published in January, launching a three-month consultation that ended yesterday. A white paper is expected to follow this autumn.
"It's something that we should have had when Adam was a lad," said GBSLEP chairman Steve Hollis. "How can you run a competitive business without a plan?"
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