The Dorset Opportunity

Worth £16.76 billion gross value added (GVA), Dorset's economy has an estimated productivity gap of around £2.5 billion. There is the opportunity to close the output gap and significantly increase Dorset's GVA. 

Dorset Horizon 2038 - A Vision for Growth 

Horizon 2038 is our unique, sustainable strategy to realise our major ambitions for Dorset’s economic growth over the next 20 years. This strategy document highlights Dorset’s economic successes, captures the ambition for the county, outlines the steps we will take in order to reach our vision and reveals our requests of Central Government to achieve our twenty-year ambitions.

Download Dorset Horizon 2038 here

Published: Winter 2018 


Statement of Intent

Our objective is to double the size of our economy over the next 20 years. This will add an estimated £17 billion and 80,000 jobs to the UK economy. Find out more about our commitment to drive growth in return for Government support for infrastructure investment, a health deal and housing delivery in our Statement of Intent

Published: Autumn 2018




Dorset's Economic Ambition 

This report considers the growth challenge for Dorset and the business areas where future development might be efficiently and effectively deployed. Download a copy of Dorset's Economic Ambition here.

 Published: Autumn 2018




Dorset Productivity Scorecard 

The Dorset LEP productivity scoreboard provides an economic overview of the UK and South West Economy, local LEP performance, and components of the Dorset output gap. It also provide scorecards for Dorset's key sectors. Download the scorecard here

Ambition & Vision for Dorset 

Our Ambition & Vision document sets out our strategy for achieving our vision that by 2033 Dorset will be one of Britain's Core-City-Regions and the most sustainable of these. The document also delves deeper into opportunities for closing Dorset's £2.5 billion productivity gap. Download our Ambition & Vision document here.

Published: Spring 2018

Dorset LEP business conference April 2018 

Dorset LEP held a special business conference to address Dorset's productivity challenge. Businesses from across Dorset convened at Dorset Local Enterprise’s inaugural business conference to hear about the region’s economic climate, challenges and opportunities and to discuss and debate the economic strategy and outlook for the future. For further information about the conference click here

Industrial Strategy: building a Britain fit for the future 

The Government's modern Industrial Strategy sets out a long term plan to boost the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.  LEPs will play a vital role in helping to deliver the national Industrial Strategy on a more local level. For further information about the Industrial Strategy click here

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