Local Industrial Strategies

A comprehensive support offer to councils looking to play an active role in the development of Local Industrial Strategies


The Government’s Industrial Strategy includes plans to work in partnership with places to develop Local Industrial Strategies (LIS) that will be developed locally and agreed with the Government.

Working closely with the Cities and Local Growth Unit, the LGA has commissioned a comprehensive support offer to councils looking to play an active role supporting Local Enterprise Partnerships and Combined Authorities in the development of a LIS.

Details of this support offer are available below.

Action learning sets

The LGA will be setting up action learning sets to facilitate the sharing of learning between council officers engaged in a LIS. These will provide an opportunity for councils from across the country to work together to prepare or further their contribution to the development of their LIS.

Selected participants will be able to attend three facilitated action learning sets that will be delivered in February, March and April. Each meeting will last for approximately three hours and will take place at the LGA’s offices in London.

Council officers interested in joining an action learning set are asked to send expressions of interest to localism@local.gov.uk by Monday 11 February with a brief outline of their interest and their current engagement with their LIS.

Each action learning set will consist of 12 participants and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this deadline. We will accept one expression of interest per council and officers responsible for economic development and LIS engagement are particularly encouraged to apply.

Masterclass events

The LGA will be hosting a series of masterclasses focusing on key elements of LIS development and drawing on expert insights and local experiences. 

The following masterclasses are now open for booking:

Masterclasses are open to representatives from councils, combined authorities and LEPs. Due to anticipated demand, attendance is limited to one place per organisation at each masterclass.

Online hub

The LGA will be launching a dedicated online hub for councils interested in finding out more about LIS, the key elements of their development and details of how councils can support their LIS.

The online hub will launch in February.

For further information on the LGA’s LIS support offer, please contact: localism@local.gov.uk