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Strategic Economic Plan 2014

The South East LEP’s first Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) was published in March 2014. It made the case for a Local Growth Fund investment from Government of £1.2 billion – £200m a year – from 2015 to 2021, matched by private and public funds, to be invested in a programme of activities across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock to transform business growth and infrastructure.

We were very successful in attracting a total of £591 million to deliver 78,000 jobs, 29,000 homes and attract a further £960 million extra investment into the South East.

In addition, successful bids by SELEP means that by 2020 it will have invested £161 million from the EU’s European Structural and Investment Funds, including £71.6 million in skills, education and lifelong learning, and improving access to employment for young people and enhancing social inclusion.