Response to City Deal announcement

By on 05/07/2012 in Leader, News
Cllr Sir Albert Bore

Cllr Sir Albert Bore

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “City Deal comes at a time when Birmingham and the wider LEP area is enjoying renewed confidence and has, for the first time, all of the building blocks for success in place.

“We have a strong private and public sector partnership, a strategy for growth and, now, a deal with Government that will give us the powers to rebalance the economy.

“For this to be a truly successful and globally competitive city region we need to maximise our full potential in areas such as Life Sciences, where we already have a leading position internationally.

“There is much more to be done, but the City Deal is testament to the strength of the relationship between the public and private sectors and the local authorities involved in the LEP.”

Sir Albert added that today's announcement marked a good first step but that there was still further to go down the road of devolution.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership’s City Deal Proposal: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3OX4ags5zyueFlTYV9JblhFMms

Department for Communities and Local Government announcement: http://www.communities.gov.uk/news/newsroom/2173980

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