Working with our partners across the county to explore, prepare for and deliver new infrastructure and an improved climate for investment, we are focused on a single mission. This mission is to accelerate economic growth by focusing on key drivers of productivity. This strategy is one that is central to us. At the same time as producing Gloucestershire's Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) we will be developing an Investment Plan to demonstrate how we could use capital investment to deliver on our strategy.
The investment required comes in all forms to deliver against a broad range of priorities including:
Innovation – to ensure new ideas can be brought forward
Skills and employment – delivering inclusive opportunities for our residents and businesses
Business environment – to make sure our business community thrives
Infrastructure, including energy and digital connectivity – crucial to the future of our business and resident population
Housing – across a range of tenures and locations
Regeneration and place shaping – to make sure that Gloucestershire is a great place to live, work and visit
The Gloucestershire Economic Growth Capital Investment Pipeline (CIP) ) is shared across GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire County Council and the 6 District Councils in Gloucestershire, to maintain a viable pipeline of capital projects that have the potential to support significant economic growth, and are seeking public funding, where ever it may come from. This will form the backbone of our Investment plan.
This interactive map sets out Gloucestershire’s current priorities in broad ‘infrastructure’ terms. It allows you to look at the existing and proposed investment in the county and understand the type of projects and investments that are planned/need to be delivered and/or are underway.
It is reviewed, refreshed and updated on a regular basis, to take account of emerging economic investment, strategic infrastructure requirements, resource needs and potential funding opportunities. The CIP is a live map which is actively managed in order to provide the most up to date information on the investment pipeline.
We are open for new ideas for capital projects that could be added to the pipeline, to be ready for funding opportunities in the future. If you think you have a project that could transform the economy of Gloucestershire, submit an expression of interest using the Expression of Interest template.
11 November 2019
Grants available for Rural Businesses
On 4th November the doors opened to new applications for grant funding for rural businesses.
22 October 2019
Youth Survey 2019
GFirst LEP is today publishing the results of a major survey of young people.
20 September 2019
GFirst LEP Annual Review 2019
Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP would like to thank everyone who attended our eighth Annual Review event on Thursday 19th September at the University of Gloucestershire, in the new School of Business and Technology.
18 September 2019
The UK Cyber Business Park – Cyber Central is a joint public and private sector initiative aimed at creating the UK’s first dedicated hub, in Cheltenham, to support the growth and development of new cyber security businesses, technology, research and skills.
23 August 2019
GFirst LEP appoint new Board Member
GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointment of Emma Hanby to the Board of Directors as a Board Member.
23 July 2019
GFirst LEP appoints two new Board Members
GFirst LEP, Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointments of Lorrin White and Ruth Dooley to the Board of Directors.
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