There is the question of how much 'opportunity' Brexit will bring to the West Country:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and "a once-in-a-generation chance to create a serious program aimed at creating jobs and genuinely reviving the economies of areas like Cornwall"
And there is the question of how much lack of opportunity the West Country has brought on itself:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and Cornwall 'getting what it deserves'
One example in Devon/Somerset are the questions around Hinkley:
Futures Forum: The future of Hinkley: Is the UK government about to invest 'direct public subsidies'? And is China about to 'pull out of the UK, creating an even bigger tax burden'?
And whether the Local Enterprise Partnership needs to look beyond that particular project:
Futures Forum: Brexit: and doing business beyond the EU
Futures Forum: The growth of tourism in East Devon - and the complete lack of interest from the authorities
Futures Forum: Brexit: and the case for more horizontal, collaborative and diverse networks
Meanwhile, there is the question of money - as observed by the EDW blog:
Does our LEP have a plan B to replace European funding? And will it be a “functional economic area”? | East Devon Watch
Because there are huge questions being raised over what will happen once EU cash for local projects dries up:
Billions needed to match EU funding for local communities after Brexit | Room 151