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Economy

The Government Office for the South West works with regional partners to improve the economic performance of the region.

Government Offices (GOs) work with Government departments and other partners to strengthen the economy in every region, working to reduce the gap in economic growth rates between the regions and ensure all regions are in the best position to recover from the economic downturn. More information on the national picture

Our work includes:

  • work with the South West Regional Development Agency in delivering the goals and targets in the Regional Economic Strategy
  • identifying and addressing barriers to economic growth particularly in 'at-risk' areas in the region
  • concentrating on improving the contribution of the five drivers of economic growth – employment, enterprise, investment, innovation and skills
  • joined-up delivery of Government policies especially in those areas that affect business, particularly in Planning, Housing, Transport and Skills
  • gathering business and economic intelligence and feeding this back to influence central Government policy-making.

To achieve these aims we work with many partners including among others:

  • South West Regional Development Agency
  • key business intermediaries including CBI, TUC, FSB, etc
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Regional Employment and Skills Partnership 
  • Business Links
  • The Bank of England
  • Learning and Skills Councils
  • Jobcentre Plus 
  • A range of Social and Environmental partners

If you require further details about our work to support the region’s businesses and for a link to the Business Link website, which can help you with your business, please see below.

See also on our website

Contact information

Economy, Growth and Regeneration Directorate
Government Office for the South West
2 Rivergate
Temple Quay
Bristol
BS1 6EH
tel: 0117 900 1830
fax: 0117 900 1916
email: swenterprise@gosw.gsi.gov.uk


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