£19m call for capital projects
New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is making a £19m call for capital projects which will boost skills and productivity in the East.
The new call has a specific focus on delivering the ambitions of the Economic Strategy for Norfolk and Suffolk. The Strategy sets ambitious targets for the area, including growing our £35bn economy by £17.5bn in real terms by 2036, creating 88,000 new jobs and 30,000 successful new businesses and making measurable improvements to skills and productivity in the two counties.
New Anglia LEP has signed a £290m Growth Deal with Government, which has helped to fund more than 30 projects across Norfolk and Suffolk since 2014, ranging from infrastructure and flood defences to innovation centres and business support programmes. This total investment is forecast to attract £628m extra investment over the next ten years.
Following detailed analysis of the LEP’s Capital Growth Programme to date, the call for new projects will have a specific focus on the themes of Skills, Innovation and Productivity.