The North of England offers an outstanding quality of life which attracts investors, businesses and visitors from around the world.

York Minster Cathedral
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Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Our LEPs rightly recognise the North’s truly unique and internationally significant shared environment, culture and heritage, from World Heritage Sites, National Parks and world-leading festivals and events, to the textile mills which drove the Industrial Revolution – the original ‘Northern Powerhouse’.  These sectors are a vital and growing part of our region’s economy.

We are successfully collaborating through joint working on the assessment of place-based programmes such as Cultural Development Fund, Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund and Heritage Action Zones, and the high demand for these funds shows there is appetite for growth.

Our Ambition

Our aim is for a holistic approach to place that enables inclusive and sustainable growth; a better understanding of the relationship between investment in place and economic performance; mapping of our prime cultural, heritage and environmental assets; tackling population decline; attracting inward investment; improving place competitiveness; and coordinating activity and strategic funding.

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On behalf of the NP11, this activity is spearheaded by David Kerfoot MBE DL, Chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding LEP, and Lord Inglewood, Chair of Cumbria LEP.
Meet the NP11 Chairs
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