The Heart of the South West Investment Team is coordinated by the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and supported by the Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal. The Investment team covers Local Authorities, business associations, Chambers of Commerce, colleges and universities, and private business partners, all working together to welcome inward investment to the area, and enabling continued growth. The Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal, funded by Regional Growth Fund, aims to unlock the potential of unique marine development sites across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay, stimulating the local economy to create jobs, and supporting businesses and young people.
Local Enterprise Partnership
A partnership between Local Authorities, businesses and business associations, colleges and universities, transport and housing providers, working together to create an environment for growth. The Partnership’s Economic Strategy aligns with the Government Growth Plan, and LEP Partners collaborate across the UK, particularly on inward investment.
The LEP aims to stimulate business growth and job creation, improve transport, housing and connectivity infrastructure. It is often a channel for infrastructure, skills and innovation funding from Government and Europe.