A West of England Mayoral Combined Authority would have increased control and resources for business including:

  • Integrated and locally relevant inward investment and trade services, led by Invest in Bristol & Bath
  • Support for developing the West of England Growth Hub
  • Increased support for the Bristol & Bath Science Park
  • More local control over alternative funding sources, such as the Apprenticeship Grant for Employers.

It would also be a member of the Local Enterprise Partnership ensuring a close working relationship with the business community.