WEST Midlands Combined Authority mayor Andy Street was talking business in Stratford.
He discussed future opportunities for working jointly with the WMCA when he met council’s chairman Christopher Kettle, together with representatives from the cabinet and executive directors, at the council’s business centre Venture House.
Discussions covered local and international economic growth potential – specifically Stratford’s Local Industrial and Economic Strategy – regional cultural legacy, town centre improvement and better connectivity.
Council leader Tony Jefferson said: “We have taken the opportunity to have robust and productive discussions about issues within the district where we think the WMCA can help. It felt like a very positive, constructive and open meeting.
“The district council is working on its Local Industrial and Economic Strategy and we believe that there are some massive opportunities for the district which would have significant implications for and impact on the wider region.
“By working together with the WMCA we could tackle some of the roadblocks to help further the opportunities for the district.”