A county with a rich history and an exciting future.

The county of Cumbria is one of the fastest areas for economic growth in the UK. It is also making an increasingly important contribution to national prosperity, security and wellbeing.

The county is responsible for nationally significant economic assets across our energy, nuclear and defence industries, with new investment of £25 billion planned in the next decade to deliver major projects.

Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is driving forward the county’s growth strategy with the aim of boosting its economy by £1.3 billion by 2024. We have a high-performing economy with ambition to grow and bring greater prosperity, security and wellbeing to those who live and work here.

Cumbria is a great place to invest and do business:

The county boasts a strong manufacturing and advanced engineering workforce, notably for the nuclear, low carbon and renewable technology, and defence industries:

The construction of Moorside Nuclear Power Station could provide 7% of our future electricity needs, whilst other activity includes:

Cumbria’s rugged landscapes, lofty fells and spectacular coastline gives the county an unrivalled tourism offer:

Science-led employment and training opportunities are on the rise:

Cumbria is widely recognised as one of the best places to achieve greater personal wellbeing: