The Black Country LEP and its partners have been integral to the development and ongoing implementation of the WM LIS:
- The Black Country Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) led the production of a robust and comprehensive evidence base to inform the WM LIS: this primarily consisted of a Foundations of Productivity Evidence Base and a Sector Evidence base (click here for Sector Evidence Base Executive Summary).
- We are leading the development and delivery of 5 regional Sector Action Plans that aim to realise LIS priorities on the ground. Our sector plans, detailed below, are being led by the demands of local industry by working with trade bodies and businesses themselves.
- Health & Care sector action plan (in development)
- We continue to work closely with the WMCA and other LEPs to inform all other sector plans and the implementation of the overall LIS.