Since our creation in April 2016 we have supported the creation of over 8,000 new jobs
In 2017, we agreed our first Combined Authority Investment Plan, which sets out the focus for our investments to create new jobs, grow the skills base and improve our infrastructure.
For the first time this brought together a number of funding streams into one Single Pot with around £500million of investment to take place from 2017-2021. This is just the beginning, as it describes the new opportunities available to us through devolution and how we will invest your money in innovative ways to make a significant contribution to delivering the Strategic Economic Plan and maximise the funds we have available to us. To meet our ambitious plans we will strive for further devolution and will maximise other funding opportunities and our focus will be to leverage private sector investment.
We are determined to make good and productive use of the funding we now have at our disposal, and to be transparent and open to challenge and scrutiny. We also recognise our own responsibility, to show we can take better decisions, more openly, and which deliver better outcomes for local people.
Key Principles for Investment: