Aiming to create one of the fastest growing economies in the UK

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is providing a strategic lead on all activities contributing to the county’s economic growth.

Working with our partners, we are investing over £60 million in the Cumbrian economy to stimulate economic growth.

Our pipeline of projects and significant investment packages are creating and safeguarding thousands of jobs, providing modern new business space and levering in millions of pounds of additional private sector investment.

Cumbria Local Industrial Strategy

Cumbria LEP has commenced work on the new Local Industrial Strategy which will decide the county’s economic priorities through to 2030, highlight Cumbria’s strengths and make a compelling case to Government and the private sector for investment.

The LEP is also helping to administer funding from the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programme to boost business growth, enterprise and skills development up to 2020.

Cumbria has been the fourth fastest growth area in the UK over the last decade, and £25 billion of new investment is planned here over the next 15 years.

Cumbria LEP aims to accelerate economic growth for the county which is making an increasingly important contribution to the prosperity, security and wellbeing of the UK. The county’s nationally significant assets, including new nuclear and renewable energy projects, can help to power the future economy.

Strategic Economic Plan

Cumbria LEP’s ‘Four Pronged Attack’ sets out how the county’s economy can deliver jobs, business growth, improved skills, new infrastructure, housing and a range of other economic benefits between now and 2024.

Cumbria Infrastructure Plan

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership has launched a far-reaching plan to improve the county’s infrastructure and help accelerate economic growth.