The Carlisle Economic Partnership brings together a range of partners from the private and public sectors with a stake in driving the growth of Carlisle. It is intended that the CEP will agree and dr ive forward a number of actions aimed at boosting Carli sle's economy as well as facilitating stronger collaborative working between organisations and developing a wider city region approach to economic development.
The study brings together information from a number of sources such as NOMIS Labour Market Data, Census 2001 & 2011, Annual Population Study, Business Register and Employment Survey, Annual Survey of Hours & Earnings, Banksearch, Carl isle Large Employers Affinity Group Action Plan, Cumbria Business Survey 2011, Green Infrastructure Strategy and Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership Evidence Base and Key Priorities 2012, as well as local focus groups. These source documents and consultation provide additional detail not included in this report.
The intention is to link this work effectively with and support the LEP action plan and emerging Local Plan (2014) while focussing on the specific needs of Carlisle. When exploring the social and economic factors in the economy in Carlisle, it was felt that some form of comparison would help paint a clearer picture of Carlisle's issues. York, Lancaster and Exeter (and Chester where data exists) have been chosen as comparator locations as free standing cities which partners will be able to relate to and make comparisons which will resonate to our future actions and targets. These are provided to give context and suggest actions which could add real value to Carlisle. There are though real differences between these cities which mean that we can or should not necessarily seek to simply replicate their activities or position but rather explore the application of economic policy from each area