making sense of place economics

Local Enterprise Partnerships

Responding to localism & a new economic geography

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GENECON has focussed its services to respond directly to the Government's 'Local Growth' policies and governance arrangements. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are now central to the Government's localism and economic growth agenda.

LEPs are tasked with using their understanding of local economic geographies to lead the re-balancing of the economy through private sector-led business growth.

GENECON has worked with many LEPs, including on Strategic Economic Plans, development of programme bids to the Regional Growth Fund, Enterprise Zone designations and management and establishment of revolving investment funds through the Growing Places Fund (GPF) - we have provided project appraisal services under the GPF for: Coast to Capital LEP, Cumbria LEP and Heart of the South West LEP.

We are retained by several LEPs as project appraisal advisers for Local Growth Fund, including Leeds City Region, Sheffield City Region, Humber, D2N2, Lancashire and Coast to Capital.

Drawing on our extensive experience of local delivery bodies, we are also offering advice on structure, and strategic and operational priorities for delivering LEP's economic priorities.