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Economic growth plans
  • Economic analysis and consultation to assess sector growth opportunities, strategic infrastructure, growth scenarios, spatial development options and labour force issues
  • Business surveys to understand growth and expansion prospects and operational issues affecting key local employers  
  • Setting of objectives, priorities and action plans to maximise sub-regional economic performance and development potential

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Economic impact assessments
  • Economic impact assessments of major new infrastructure proposals, strategic development projects, major disasters or of threatened employment losses from closures of major employers
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Urban development

  • Assessment of potential new economic activity: housing demand, inward investment, sector development and business growth opportunities that can create opportunities for strategic development zones
  • Economic analysis to support preparation of master plans and local development strategies and policies


Urban regeneration

  • Programmes for upgrading the operating environment, infrastructure, business accommodation and skills levels in of industrial areas and town centres through partnership action


Infrastructure development
  • Economic case building to support the bringing forward and funding of major infrastructure proposals 
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Project development and case building
  • Preparing evidence of need, demand and business case for new projects or ventures
  • Research into end user requirements to inform design criteria for  development projects
  • Stakeholder engagement, consultation programmes and development workshops
  • Project costing, development appraisals and assessment of financial viability
  • Assessment of economic and social impacts and benefits to assess the funding case for major development projects
  • Formulation of project development proposals and business plans
  • Funding strategies and preparation of funding bids 
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