We are the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). There are 38 LEPs across England. They are local business led partnerships between local authorities and businesses and play a central role in determining local economic priorities and undertaking activities to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs.
In the nine years since Coast to Capital was formed, we have successfully invested more than £300 million of public money in local infrastructure, and generated a significant return in the growth of the local economy. Now, our focus is to identify further, major investments that can address the economic challenges we face and lay the foundations for future prosperity.
In September 2020 we launched a framework for future investment in the region, Build back stronger, smarter and greener. It will help us to recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 by kick-starting large scale, transformational new infrastructure projects. We aim to build an economy which is more diverse and more resilient, and with the necessary infrastructure upgrades to drive job creation, build supply chains between large and small business and provide training opportunities for residents.