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Economic Opportunities Framework

Binding together the City Region’s strengths, opportunities and assets to help forge economic prosperity

What is the Economic Opportunities Framework?

The Economic Opportunities Framework is a strategic investment document that demonstrates who we are and what we have to offer.

Building on the LCR Plan for Prosperity, the Framework is key to planning for an economy of the future – how it is transforming and the opportunities for growth that will support high skilled jobs, drive up productivity, and deliver benefits for people and communities across the City Region.

It focuses on key clusters of transformational economic activity and innovation, the opportunities they provide, together with an emphasis on the key enablers that are so important if the City Region is to realise its opportunities – digital and transport; culture and vibrancy, housing and communities, talent management, and breaking down barriers to opportunity.

Developing targeted and integrated approaches towards economic opportunities will ultimately drive our underpinning principles to be fully:

  • Innovation-led – building and sustaining comparative advantages and driving up productivity across the business base;
  • Inclusive – more people in work that provides progression routes, and making jobs more productive;
  • Connected – more people and places having access to opportunities through digital and transport connectivity;
  • Sustainable – focusing on low carbon opportunities, growing the circular economy, and transformation of energy infrastructure..

Supporting Documents

Economic Opportunities Framework


Economic Opportunities Framework Brief Overview


Economic Opportunities Framework Summary


Economic Opportunities Framework Evidence Base


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