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Economic development

  • Clusters in the UK

    22 Mar 2012

    Clusters are geographic concentrations of inter-connected companies, specialised suppliers, service providers, firms in related industries, and associated institutions.

  • Devolution

    22 Mar 2012

    How devolution affects the work of BIS – guide to devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales the Northern Ireland Assembly.

  • Growth

    3 Sep 2012

  • Industrial Development Advisory Board and Regional Assistance (IDAB)

    29 May 2012

    The Industrial Development Advisory Board (IDAB) advises Ministers on applications from companies who are proposing to undertake capital investment projects in the Assisted Areas in England and have applied for regional selective assistance under the Grant for Business Investment (GBI) scheme or the Regional Growth Fund.

  • LEP Toolbox

    1 Jun 2012

  • Local Enterprise Partnerships

    24 May 2012

    Local enterprise partnerships are led by local authorities and businesses across natural economic areas. They provide the vision, knowledge and strategic leadership needed to drive sustainable private sector growth and job creation in their area.

  • Regional Aid and UK Assisted Areas

    16 Oct 2012

    State Aid, provided as Regional Aid, can be used to promote the economic development of certain disadvantaged areas within the European Union.

  • Regional Growth Fund

    7 Dec 2012

    The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £2.6 billion fund operating across England from 2011 to 2016. It supports projects and programmes that lever private sector investment to create economic growth and sustainable employment. The first three rounds allocated £2.4 billion which will leverage over £13 billion of private sector investment and create or safeguard over 500,000 jobs.

  • Regional Support

    10 Aug 2012

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