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This year is the LEP’s tenth anniversary and we have been reflecting on some of the major projects, key programmes and significant benefits which we - and our many local, regional and national partners - have helped deliver for Lancashire.

The LEP at 10

Ten things we are proud of …

Raising £1.5bn Capital Investment from the public and private sectors to drive transformational growth across Lancashire

Securing Enterprise Zone status for employment sites at Samlesbury, Blackpool, Hillhouse and Warton, the largest number of Enterprise Zones awarded to any Local Enterprise Partnership area in England

Negotiating the £450m Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal in 2013 which continues to generate new jobs, homes, infrastructure and growth

Investing in over 50 housing, jobs, skills and infrastructure projects, with £320m LEP Growth Deal funding, leveraging an additional £367m of partner investment

Working with the Boost Business Growth Hub which has supported over 3,800 businesses, helped to create over 3,500 jobs, and added £112m to our economy since 2013

Delivering over 2,000 new jobs, 600 new homes, and 1m+ sq ft of new commercial floorspace in some of Lancashire’s most deprived areas through the £19.3m Growing Places Fund

Generating £31m of Social Value through Growth Deal projects via our Social Value Toolkit which is now embedded in all of our major investment programmes

Creating and delivering nationally recognised and award-winning skills programmes including the Digital Skills Partnership, Careers Hub and Enterprise Adviser Network, and the Lancashire Skills Escalator

Being a founding partner of the Northern Powerhouse initiative and continuing to work together collaboratively across borders and at scale for greater impact

Enabling the delivery of the long-awaited £32m Broughton Bypass in 2017, reducing road congestion and improving local air quality

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