going for growth in hertfordshire john gourd chairman hertfordshire local enterprise partnership

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  • Going for growth in Hertfordshire John Gourd Chairman Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
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  • Growth has slowed
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  • is growing... Growth has slowed
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  • Growth has varied
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  • Growth : a national priority
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  • 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 & EU Government for funds...but we need a long term plan for the economy
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Thank You www.hertfordshirelep.co.uk Twitter: @HertsLEP www.hertfordshirelep.co.uk