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Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

Borough of Poole is part of the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) are new partnership organisations across natural economic areas, led by the private sector and including the public sector, making them better placed to identify the needs of the local economy and vitally, to speed up their recovery and growth.

There are now 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships in England.

The Dorset LEP has already attracted more than £60 million of Government funding to kick-start Dorset’s economy, to create new jobs, boost local businesses and to improve broadband connectivity across the county.

6 projects have been agreed as part of the LEP Growing Places Fund across Dorset and Poole has successfully bid for two projects. Space to Grow (£2m) – which will ease Natural England’s concerns re the regeneration and Smarter Transport (£0.4m) a bridge over the railway in Hamworthy to improve access to the regeneration and Poole Town Centre.

Article about how the Dorset LEP first started

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