Cumbria LEP

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Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership provides a strategic lead in all activities contributing to the growth and vibrancy of the county’s economy and where appropriate takes positive action, using the skills, capability and networks of its partners.

By working together and creating a mechanism to make the most of the capabilities that already exist in our economy, the Cumbria LEP presents the best opportunity to unleash the potential of our entrepreneurial skills and opportunities, both in our rural and more urban areas.

Big enough to be effective, small enough to be local, Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership is determined to build on the county’s strengths to increase Cumbria’s Gross Value Added (GVA) by working together to exploit our talents, building on our entrepreneurial culture, implementing new approaches and ensuring that investment and agreed interventions are targeted at the key issues and opportunities.

In Cumbria, international business, unspoilt beauty and an unrivalled quality of life create the perfect place to mix business and pleasure; but this County of contrasts and opportunities faces a huge challenge if it is to successfully navigate its way from public sector reliance to an economy with enterprise at its heart.