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. 

LIS masterclasses 

The LGA delivered a series of masterclasses focussed on key elements of LIS development, drawing on expert insights and local experiences.  

The following masterclasses were delivered as part of this offer: 

Masterclasses were open to representatives from councils, combined authorities, LEPs and higher education institutions.  

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. 

All of the learning captured from the LGA’s LIS support offer will be hosted on the online hub and this will launch in April 2019. 

Action learning sets 

The LGA has established 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 attend three facilitated action learning sets that will be delivered in February, March and April.  

Expressions of interest for the action learning sets are now closed. 

Each action learning set consists of 12 participants and successful applicants were notified shortly after the deadline. We accepted one expression of interest per council and officers responsible for economic development and LIS engagement were particularly encouraged to apply. 

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