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Our Strategic Economic Plan and Growth deal that sets out our growth ambitions for the next 10 years, with a clear focus on realising the potential of the whole of Lancashire, has been welcomed by Government Ministers.

The Minister for Cities, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, said:

The Government welcomes the Strategic Economic Plan that Lancashire LEP has published today and looks forward to continued engagement with local civic and business leaders over the next few months on the negotiation of their Growth Deal.

The Growth Deal provides a fantastic opportunity for Lancashire LEP to seek freedoms, flexibilities and influence over resources from government, and a share of the Local Growth Fund to put towards their the growth priorities set out in this Strategic Economic Plan. This provides the opportunity to unleash the ambition and creativity of Lancashire’s local leaders, by devolving resource and responsibility in return for compelling local economic leadership in pursuit of growth.

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