Regeneris Consulting was commissioned to carry out the East Berkshire Local Economic Assessment (LEA), which encompasses the Slough Borough Council and Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) areas.
The document draws together an array of data and information to understand the key issues for the East Berkshire economy and to inform a response to the key issues which exist. The document will be an important tool in informing strategy for both local authorities and partners. It will also inform priorities determined by the recently established Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The document comes at an important time both economically and politically, with public sector budget cuts and the localism agenda (including the abolishment of Regional Development Agencies) impacting on the way partners will respond to economic development issues going forward. As well as challenges this will create opportunities for partners to position themselves to benefit from changes as they occur.
The LEA document summarises the key issues for East Berkshire and a separate document sets out how partners should respond to these issues.