At a time when our economy needs a certain guarantee of success, it is clear that investing in the South East is an essential starting point for ensuring the success of the Midlands Engine and the Northern Powerhouse.
The SELEP area provides the gateway to the world, therefore ensuring that our transport corridors are functioning well should be the bare minimum expectation of everyone with an interest in the vitality of UK plc.
We are working hard with partners, businesses, communities and government to drive productivity and economic growth in the SELEP area, with key strands of activity being skills provision and business growth support.
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Our focus has been to develop a strategy that will secure investment in the South East working with local, regional and national partners to deliver impactful projects that secure a better future for communities in the South East.
Our projects span a number of key economic and place shaping themes:
- Capital investment projects, facilitated by the Government’s Growth Deal. Our Local Growth Fund and Growing Places Fund bring forward important infrastructure projects to transform our transport networks and public realm.
- Skills projects to ensure synergy between industry need and career development to maximise opportunities for all and drive productivity and growth into our economy. SELEP has also successfully directed a number of EU funding streams to deliver skills opportunities across the South East LEP area.
- Business support: We operate Growth Hubs across the SELEP area to give businesses access to the advice and support they need to commercialise and grow.