From Vision to Legacy: The Power of Partnership

Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) were voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses, created by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation within the local area across England.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP (GBSLEP) was set up in 2011 and ran for 12 years. It aimed to be at the forefront of designing and delivering inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region, working in partnership with leaders from business, local authorities and further and higher education.

This report assesses the impact of the GBSLEP. 

It finds that for every £1 spent, £3 has been generated - making public money go further. 

Download the report from our Pure website - From Vision to Legacy: The Power of Partnership

Meet the authors

Anne Green 

Anne is Professor of Regional Economic Development and Co-Director at City-REDI. With a background in geography, her research interests span employment, non-employment, regional and local labour market issues, skills strategies, migration and commuting, urban and regional development, evaluation and public policy issues. She has longstanding experience of working in interdisciplinary research institutes in higher education.

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