MAR 98] COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE PARTNERSHIPS PRESS RELEASE
A New Economic Strategy For Coventry And Warwickshire
The Second Economic Strategy for Coventy and Warwickshire "Regeneration
Beyond 2000" published today, sets the agenda for economic activity across the area.
It has been compiled by Coventry & Warwickshire
Partnerships Ltd with its partner organisations, and in consultation with a wide range of
organisations involved in economic activity locally. It presents a shared vision, and a
commitment to continued partnership, working to strengthen the area's economy.
Trevor Cornfoot, CWP's Manager said:
"The Economic Strategy is our collective agenda for
action in the Coventry & Warwickshire economy. It will be of strategic significance
across a wide range of organisations, particularly the area's local authorities and the
Chamber of Commerce, and will be used in planning for the creation of the West Midlands
Regional Development Agency"
The Economic Strategy has objectives in six key areas,
ranging from "Developing Workforce Skills" to "Promoting Coventry &
Warwickshire as a Location for Business, Investment and Tourism", and will be
achieved by the actions and resources of many organisations working together for the
benefit of the area.
The Economic Strategy has a shared vision which builds on
the commitment to change and implementation already evident among public, private,
voluntary and education bodies locally:
"We are working in partnership towards a lasting
prosperity for the whole of Coventry and Warwickshire to which every local person will
have the opportunity to contribute and derive benefit".
The Strategy seeks to achieve this vision through agreement
and action on 28 specific objectives towards achieving six key aims:
- Developing workforce skills and enhancing employment
- Enabling disadvantaged groups and communities to access
- Promoting a high quality, safe and sustainable physical and
- Strengthening communications and other infrastructure to
support investment and local economic development
- Strengthening and diversifying local business and
encouraging innovation to enhance competitiveness and growth
- Promoting Coventry & Warwickshire as a location for
business, investment an tourism and enhancing the image of the area.
- Coventry and Warwickshire Partnerships Ltd (CWP) was created
in 1994 to bring together a range of private, public, education and voluntary
organisations, and ensure that they work together for a stronger local economy. CWP
published the area's first Economic Strategy in 1995, the document that has now been
MORE INFORMATION: Trevor
Cornfoot, CWP 01203 230166