In January 2015 the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government adding an extra £46.1m to its allocation. This is in addition to the £442.2m of funding committed by the Government on 7 July 2014 in the Local Growth Fund Round 1.
In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government will bring almost £590.8m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes. The deal is also set to attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East.