Worcestershire LEP Chair, Mark Stansfeld: 07 August

First Published in the Worcester News on 07.08.20

This week marks an excellent achievement for the county.

In my previous update I informed readers that the Worcestershire LEP had been successful in a bid for £12M from Central Government to help support the county’s economic recovery, this week it was confirmed by Government that our projects submission has also been successful.

We have identified 12 projects across the county, working with our partners, which we believe will help to support our various key sectors and help get the economy moving again.

The Government’s ‘Getting Building Fund’ set out the aim for these projects to create new jobs, reduce carbon emissions, build new houses and infrastructure projects and support the development of future talent.

We have achieved this with our project list for Worcestershire with the selected projects also aligning with our vision to build a connected, creativity and dynamic economy for all.

This new funding will support a variety of projects such as improving digital connectivity and innovation in the county, green recovery and enhance the county’s resilience to climate change and support future skills development.

More communications on these projects and the benefits they will bring to the county will be shared over the coming weeks and months and if you are not already, I would strongly recommend listening to our Making Connections podcast series. Here you can find interesting discussions with partners in the community about all the work we do and also get advice and insight on a range of business topics.

Listen to the Making Connections series on our website using the following link – https://www.wlep.co.uk/news/making-connections/

For more information on the work of the Worcestershire LEP, visit our website – https://www.wlep.co.uk/