Mid Wales and South West Wales Economic Frameworks
A shared vision for our economy
Working together, the Welsh Government and regional partners are inviting people to join them in establishing a shared vision for the distinct economies of Mid Wales and South West Wales. Working together, we can overcome challenges and take opportunities to the benefit of all in the region.
Ken Skates MS, Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales shares his thoughts on regional economic development in the following video: https://youtu.be/Q-0cotE8PZI
The economies of Mid Wales and South West Wales are intrinsically connected with each and every aspect of life in the region. As we look to the future therefore, and consider both the long-term economic development of the region, as well as its short-term post-Covid-19 reset and recovery, it is essential that all have their say, and that all voices are heard.
Our Regional Economic Frameworks will be key to this. These are formal structures around which the economy of the region can grow and develop. They will set out not just what we must do, but how we must do it. They will focus not only on the decisions we must make, but the ways in which we must go about making them. And they will set out the roles and responsibilities we all have to play if our future vision for the economy is to be realised.
This will only be possible if we work together. Our Regional Economic Frameworks must be co-created, and ultimately co-owned, by those whose lives they will impact upon: each and every one of us. This approach builds upon the foundations of the Welsh Government's nationwide Economic Action Plan 'Prosperity for All', which outlines the basis for a stronger regional voice in Wales' economic development, and the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act which requires public bodies in Wales to think about the long-term impact of their decisions and to work better with people, communities and each other.
Over the coming months, there will be a number of ways in which you can get involved:
- Through joining our region-wide online discussion: sharing your perspectives of the challenges, opportunities, priorities and ways of working that matter to you. (https://midandsouthwest.commonplace.is/)
- By participating in our regional events: taking place online on dates throughout October and exploring issues relevant to all localities and audiences across the region. (https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MSWWREF/)
- By using our activity packs: to discuss these themes with your students, employees or colleagues, before sharing your feedback with us:
- By getting in touch with us at any time: by emailing midandsouthwest@REF.cymru
We are also holding a live virtual event on Saturday 21st November for children and young people. For more information about this please contact midandsouthwest@REF.cymru
This work is being undertaken by the Welsh Government and regional partners, in conjuction with the Co-production Network for Wales and Cazbah.
- This stakeholder engagement and participation document, “Towards A Regional Economic Framework” was produced prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. Whilst much has changed for our region, Wales and the world since then, it still provides valuable detail and insight to support our conversations through this process of engagement and co-production.
- Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy
- A Vision for Growing Mid Wales - Strategic Economic Plan & Growth Deal Roadmap