Helping councils and other agencies to develop and implement economic development strategies is one of the activities that Shared Intelligence is best known for. The task of enabling inclusive economic growth locally is more important than ever given the current economic uncertainty, the implications of Brexit and the reform of local government finance.

Our clients in this area include local enterprise partnerships, councils and groups of councils. The core challenge is to raise productivity locally while ensuring that all communities are able to contribute to and benefit from economic growth. This requires an approach which combines a focus on particular sectors and places and which explores the links between productivity, public service reform and innovation to drive competitive advantage.

We encourage our clients to put sound businesses intelligence at the heart of their strategy which should comprise an evidence-based vision, a small set of strategic propositions and a programme of priority actions. Most important of all the strategy must reflect the distinctiveness of the place.

Examples of work include:

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