Driving economic growth and the creation of quality jobs

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership is responsible for setting and driving the economic strategy for our area.

In 2030 the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly creative and carbon-neutral economy will be realising opportunities for its people, communities and businesses to thrive, benefiting the environment and providing an outstanding quality of life for all.

 

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Industrial Strategy for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are rich in natural capital and alive with opportunity. Our Industrial Strategy sets a course for a decarbonised and sustainable future for business, for people and for our environment. Our pioneering spirit, strength of community, and culture of innovation and creativity will take us there.

Through the delivery of the Local Industrial Strategy, we aim to secure Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s position as an internationally renowned rural creative region.

 

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Funding

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership has successfully secured £100m since 2012 from various central government funding streams invested into projects across the region.

We invest in projects which contribute to future economic growth for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and align with our Local Industrial Strategy.

 

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Impact

From investment into projects to drive economic growth and the creation of local jobs to Employment and Skills, convening and partnering on Strategic Projects, Business Support through Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Growth Hub and Enterprise Zones, find out how CIOS LEP makes a difference.

 

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Press & Blog

Glenn Caplin-Grey on why Cornwall’s creativity and carbon-neutral ambitions are a winning combination

August 12, 2021 | blog

Glenn Caplin-Grey on why Cornwall’s creativity and carbon-neutral ambitions are a winning combination

It is here, in the merging of our cultural and creative industries with our environmental and sustainability approach that I believe Cornwall has a unique opportunity to write a new chapter for our region and its future. This is why we decided to launch Cornwall’s bid for the UK City of Culture 2025, and expect to discover next month whether we have made the shortlist.
In Cornwall, we have a great opportunity to intertwine our cultural and environmental sectors as a vehicle for economic growth, as well as showing Cornwall as the leading light on building a sustainable world.

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Clare Parnell on sustainable tourism

July 14, 2021 | blog

Clare Parnell on sustainable tourism

With five million visitors a year to Cornwall it’s not surprising that this can lead to pressure on infrastructure, tensions with local communities and impacts on our environment.
Managing those visitor numbers in a sustainable way is becoming increasingly important because it is the quality of the natural environment that underpins the visitor economy.

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July Chair’s blog

July 14, 2021 | blog

July Chair’s blog

As the country prepares for the relaxation of coronavirus restrictions from next Monday the long-term impact of the pandemic on the local jobs market is far from certain.
The furlough scheme, introduced 15 months ago, is starting to unwind and is due to end on 30 September. At its peak in May last year it was paying the wages of 8.9 million workers. Since then it’s shrunk to around 1.5 million but we’ve no idea how many of those jobs will still exist over the next few months.

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