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Economic Development

The vision is for Cumbria to have one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, in an energised and healthy environment. Our economy is complex and diverse, encompassing world-class engineering, manufacturing and energy companies, alongside high-quality food and drink companies and a unique and unparalleled visitor offer.

Cumbria has a unique and compelling offer to businesses and investors in the global economy, creating a robust foundation for the future growth of the economy with forecast investment for Cumbria out-stripping major urban conurbations.  This will be achieved through the Cumbria Strategic Economic Plan which identifies four priorities for the Cumbrian economy:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Growth
  • Nuclear and Energy Excellence
  • Vibrant Rural and Visitor Economy
  • Strategic Connectivity of the M6 Corridor

The aim of the Council's Economic Development Team is to support the strategic development of Cumbria's economy and exploit opportunities for economic growth.  This will be achieved by working in partnership with the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership.