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Economic Policy

Cumbria County Council has an Economic Strategy - 'Economic Ambition' which aims to facilitate the growth of the business community, and through this, support the vision and aspirations of the Council Plan. The Ambition focuses on the following priorities:

  • The excellent north south communications enjoyed by the main towns along the M6 / West Coast Main Line corridor.

  • West Cumbria's global reputation and expertise in nuclear and clean technologies.

  • The County's strengths in the growing advanced manufacturing sector, particularly in submarine construction, biopharmaceutical and and LED clusters.

  • Our world class rural landscape and strong Lake District tourist brand.

  • Opportunities to improve Cumbria's workforce skills through increasing apprenticeships, work related training and through the provision offered through Cumbria's education institutes.

For more information please read the Economic Ambition document.

We also work alongside Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership to develop the strategic direction of the county; identify barriers and opportunities for economic growth.

The Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership's key priorities document focusses its activities on:

  • Business

  • Skills

  • Infrastructure; and

  • Environment

For more information please read the LEP's Key Priorities document.