Economy and Skills

By 2050 everyone in Bristol will contribute to a sustainable inclusive and growing economy from which all will benefit.

Our Vision, By 2050:

  • Improved inclusion will enhance productivity and throughout the city our diverse population will be contributing to and benefitting from clean economic growth.
  • The economy will become more productive with greater inclusion, consequently delivering healthy and prosperous outcomes.
  • Unemployment will fall to 2% and there will be reduced inequalities between the highest and lowest earners in the city.
  • Compared with similar-sized cities in Europe, our productivity will be amongst the highest
  • Schools, colleges, universities and businesses will collaborate so that all young people are prepared to enter the economy.
  • Bristol will have an economy that works for everyone.

In 2021, the three key priorities for Economy and Skills are:

  1. Develop in partnership a regional redundancy support programme particularly for affected sectors to recover (e.g. tourism, hospitality and culture), provide retraining to support growing sectors (e.g. healthcare and the green economy) and support entrepreneurship.
  2. Improve provision of local digital skills training and support, particularly for employees in sectors affected by technological changes.
  3. Promote the city as a safe destination for overseas education, tourism and investment, and diversify local centres and high streets, by creating new functions such as small flexible workspaces, local leisure options and cultural and night-time activities.

The Economy board co-created the One City Climate Ask with the Environment board. If you are interested in making a commitment to Net Zero, there is more information on the link.

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