Jonathan Sharrock, Coast to Capital Chief Executive welcomed the announcement:
‘The Government is clear that LEPs are the vehicles for local growth. We were delighted to launch our new strategy earlier this year and we are now ready to start to negotiate a Local Industrial Strategy with Government. We have already done a lot of work to understand our local economy, our particular strengths and our challenges. Our Board Members will be leading our efforts over the coming year to determine what we will do that is going to deliver on our pledge to make ours the most dynamic non-city region. The Wave 3 announcement is great news for Coast to Capital and the future of our area’s economy.