Going for growth in Hertfordshire John Gourd Chairman Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Going for growth in Hertfordshire John Gourd Chairman Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Growth has slowed </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> is growing... Growth has slowed </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> Growth has varied </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Growth : a national priority </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> What has the LEP done so far? Established the evidence base Invested in key infrastructure Business Park Broadband Watford Health Campus Elstree Studios Maylands Established inward investment service Lobbied UK &amp; EU Government for funds...but we need a long term plan for the economy </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> LEP vision for growth Three elements: 20 year vision 10-15 year strategy 5 year delivery plan Consultation - spring 2013 Needs to be focused, prioritised and resourced to secure further investment </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Smart growth Key Messages: High value sectors, jobs and skills Maintaining a high quality of life Improving connectivity Making best use of technology Being clear on what growth and where </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> Economic growth can also deliver... Decent income levels (increasing the tax base) Good health (to be able to work, and work for longer) A better work/life balance Secure jobs (less unemployment) Good quality transport systems More affordable housing A more sustainable environment </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Reflections Whilst still strong, our economy needs renewed effort The resources and responsibilities are shifting to localities - it is up to us Our growth plan is a massive opportunity to secure our future prosperity IF we can agree a collective ambition for Hertfordshire </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> Thank You www.hertfordshirelep.co.uk Twitter: @HertsLEP www.hertfordshirelep.co.uk </li> </ul>