Key Growth Sectors in Worcestershire
The following sectors have been identified as having particularly strong potential for growth in Worcestershire:
Worcestershire benefits from a strong automotive supply chain, linking with Jaguar Land Rover and other first tier car manufacturers. The county also has a strong manufacturing base in traditional industries such as carpet weaving, needles and textile manufacture. In Worcestershire machine manufacturing and engineering employment is 85% above the England average.
Cyber Security and Defence
Worcestershire is home to specialist communications agency QinetiQ in Malvern. The Malvern Hills Science Park in the south of the county is now the site of a growing number of spin-out companies as well as home to the National Cyber Skills Centre.
Worcestershire contains rural areas with many successful businesses focused on agriculture, horticulture and food production across the UK “field-to-fork” supply chain. Companies are increasingly pioneering innovative technology in their growing and production practices.
Visitor & Destination Economy
A recent economic impact assessment (2014) found the direct value of tourism in Worcestershire to be £638 million, with over 6% of Worcestershire’s employees working in the sector.
To find out more about the Growth Sectors in Worcestershire visit the LEP website