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Somerset on the World Stage Model (Final)

Somerset on the World Stage Model (Final)

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ISiSPartnershipSomerset onthe WorldStage
Variant Bid
Volume 2Section A2
28th November 2006
 Somerset on the World Stage
IBM Response to ISiS ITN Volume 2 Section A2IBM Confidential
 Somerset on the World Stage
IBM Response to ISiS ITN Volume 2 Section A2IBM Confidential
Key messages 
Your objectives for sustainable economic growth are rightly ambitious.
We share your ambition and are excited to work with you.
As a County you have unique assets which can be capitalised upon but alsoareas where improvements need to be made.
We believe that IBM’s capabilities and resource can help you to make ithappen.
Highlights of our approach 
We have created a simple but compelling model to help you drive the social andeconomic agenda including:
A ‘
Somerset on the World Stage
’ programme – IBM is the third mostvaluable brand globally: we will use this presence to enhance the image ofSomerset nationally and internationally.
infrastructure upgrade programmes on which future social andeconomic growth can be built.
Education and Skills
programmes to help develop the current and futureworkforce from school children through to life long adult learning.
initiatives to kick-start new business and help develop existingones.
A set of
Economic Vibrancy
initiatives – including the doubling of theISiS JV, improving the competitiveness of companies in Somerset andinward investment targeted at specific clusters including theenvironmental sector.
How you will benefit 
We will help to make the County as productive as similar Counties, whichcould increase the economic wealth by £600m per year.
We will create 400 new jobs in start ups and IBM’s own staff.
We will bring IBM research into Somerset and help create an excitingindustry around environmental science.
We will deliver broadband services to all in Somerset and provide low cost,easy to use technology into deprived households to access it.

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