Created: 04 December 2018
Andrew attended the launch of North Lincolnshire’s Economic Growth Plan last week in Parliament. The event was hosted by Baroness Liz Redfern and Cllr Rob Waltham, with local MPs and around fifty local businesses in attendance.
The plan for business growth and jobs will focus on the next five years, with a potential 14,000 new jobs being created along with a possible £721m being pumped into North Lincolnshire’s economy.
Andrew says, “I was delighted to join Baroness Redfern, Cllr Waltham and other North Lincs MPs for the Economic Growth Plan launch.
“I was very happy to see a great turnout for the launch, with representatives from a number of our fantastic businesses present.
"This region has a lot of strengths and potential for major investment – part of the plan is getting people to recognise them. We want to sell the advantages of North Lincolnshire.
"Businesses from the North Lincolnshire area were very positive when they heard the details of the plan. Everyone wants strong growth in the area, so it was good to see all parties working together rather than in conflict."
The ten ideas outlined in the Economic Growth Plan are:
• Establish a free trade zone and new port on the South Humber bank
• Grow the manufacturing and engineering supply chain hub
• Support the growth and diversification of the Humber chemical and energy cluster
• Improve east to west rail connectivity
• Transform north to south road network connectivity
• Overcome barriers to growth including improving superfast broadband coverage and 4G and 5G phone coverage
• Expand and improve skills and employment using devolved skills budgets
• Develop the University Campus North Lincolnshire to help increase higher level skills
• Town centre and market town regeneration
• Seeking recognition for the North Lincolnshire Wolds as an area of outstanding natural beauty
You can read more here: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/north-lincolnshires-economic-growth-launched-in-house-of-lords/