PPS 4 (Draft): Industry, Business and Distribution
Policy Context: Economic Development Strategy
1.7 The Economic Development Strategy (Strategy 2010), published by the Department for Economic Development in March 1999, sets out the following vision for the region:
“ A fast growing, competitive, innovative, knowledge based economy where there are plentiful opportunities and a population equipped to grasp them”.
It recognises the need to integrate a range of industrial development policies, including inward investment, research and development (R&D), enterprise and the Information Age Initiative, to promote the innovation capacity to achieve this vision.