||<p>Local Industrial Strategies are developed locally and agreed with government. In
the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/local-industrial-strategies-policy-prospectus"
target="_blank">policy prospectus</a> published in October 2018, we set out that Local
Industrial Strategies should be the product of consultation with businesses, a broad
range of public partners and civil society. In addition to this, the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/strengthened-local-enterprise-partnerships"
target="_blank">‘Strengthened Local Enterprise Partnerships’ Review</a> published
in July 2018 made clear that Local Enterprise Partnerships should operate to the highest
standards of accountability and transparency and ensure the communities they represent
can influence the economic plans for the area.</p><p> </p><p>To be successful, Local
Industrial Strategies must be developed from the bottom up and led by those who best
know the needs of local economies. This locally led approach means Local Enterprise
Partnerships and Mayoral Combined Authorities should choose how they work in partnership
with both public and private stakeholders and determine the best way to consult the
public. Places have taken different approaches to public consultation; the <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-midlands-local-industrial-strategy"
target="_blank">West Midlands</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/greater-manchester-local-industrial-strategy"
target="_blank">Greater Manchester</a>, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/oxford-cambridge-arc-local-industrial-strategies"
target="_blank">Oxford-Cambridge Arc</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/west-of-england-local-industrial-strategy"
target="_blank">West of England</a> Local Industrial Strategies, published recently,