Strategic Economic Plan

"By 2033 Dorset will be one of Britain’s Core City-Regions, and the most sustainable of these. Its competitiveness will be driven by innovation."

DORSET LEP Vision.

In 2014 Dorset LEP launched its Strategic Economic Plan ‘Transforming Dorset’ setting out the key strengths and opportunities within Dorset’s economy and how they would be supported to drive economic growth.

Dorset’s Strategic Economic Plan was refreshed in early 2016, to reflect the changes within the County. Dorset’s Economic Vision is: ‘By 2033 Dorset will be one of Britain’s Core City-Regions, and the most sustainable of these. Its competitiveness will be driven by innovation.’

Our vision for Dorset sets out our picture of what the economy will look like in 2033; this will be delivered by focusing on a number of high level elements, to help increase the productivity of Dorset:

Dorset’s Strategic Economic Vision sets out Dorset’s Key Sectors and the contribution that each of these sectors makes to the economy in terms of numbers of employed but also its quality. The Strategic Economic Vision sets out actions for each of these sectors, developing new opportunities for growth.

The following sectors are important to Dorset and provide high value jobs:

The following sectors are high value sectors with growth potential:

Please download a copy of Dorset's Stratetgic Economic Plan 'Transforming Dorset' here

Please download a copy of the Dorset's Economic Vision here.

The strategic economic vision for Dorset takes into account published reports and other information as well as a wide-ranging consultation of stakeholders from the public and private sectors.  It is supported by a comprehensive evidence base summarising existing research on the state of the Dorset economy, updating and enhancing it where necessary, using the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and other Government sources, as well as economic forecasting data.

  • Please download the Key Sectors Report here.
  • Please download the Evidence Base here.

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