Investing in our businesses

We are investing in our businesses by providing a comprehensive business support service for our SMEs to accelerate growth of our priority sectors. We have delivered our flagship proposal – to develop the  Business Gateway Growth Hub that gives comprehensive help and support to our local businesses.

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By investing in our businesses, we intend to:

  • Increase our GVA from £19b to £23b by 2020
  • Generate a minimum leverage of over £2.5bn of private sector investment by 2020
  • Deliver the MIRA Technology Park Enterprise Zone creating a world class Transport R&D centre for the UK
  • Develop the UK’s largest Strategic Rail Freight Interchange alongside East Midlands Airport creating over 7,000 new jobs
  • Support 15,000 SMEs to accelerate growth
  • Stimulate and support over 1,000 business start ups