Tees Valley Combined Authority is in the process of developing a Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) for the area. The LIS will be developed locally and agreed with Government to establish the interventions, support and funding required in Tees Valley to deliver future improvements in productivity.
In late January, a series of Sector Challenge Sessions took place. For each of the priority sectors in Tees Valley, these events were used to: test the emerging evidence base; outline the opportunities/market failures facing businesses; and establish a future vision of success.
Following on from this, the Combined Authority is now looking to engage with stakeholders to explore the policy interventions that can help deliver productivity growth across all sectors. These Policy Choice Challenge Sessions will be organised by theme, based around the ‘foundations of productivity’ identified in the national Industrial Strategy.
The sessions will provide an opportunity to help shape the Combined Authority’s priorities (and in turn the funding, support and policy levers sought from Government) with respect to the following foundations of productivity:
The dates and times for each of the sessions are provided below. You are invited to participate in as many of the sessions as you will find useful.
The sessions will take the form of a presentation, followed by a series of structured discussion groups.
|Theme||Date & Time||Venue|
|Ideas||27 February, 11am-1pm||Middlesbrough Football Club|
|People||27 February, 2pm-4pm||Middlesbrough Football Club|
|Business Environment||28 February, 10am-12noon||Middlesbrough Football Club|
|Infrastructure||28 February, 1pm-3pm||Middlesbrough Football Club|
|Place||28 February, 3.30pm-5.30pm||Middlesbrough Football Club|
To reserve your place, or for more information, please contact Louise Etherington at firstname.lastname@example.org / 01642 524981.
Please feel free to pass this invite on to colleagues or partner organisations, where you feel it would be useful for them to attend.
We would be grateful if you could respond no later than Wednesday 20 February.