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The Humber is experiencing an economic, social, cultural and infrastructural renaissance and the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is at the forefront driving growth and prosperity.

We are a partnership of business, education and the four Humber local authorities working together to promote and develop the area surrounding the Humber Estuary and provide strategic economic leadership to create jobs and deliver growth.

Our priorities

Meeting our 2020 Skills ambition requires the creation of a vibrant environment that inspires young people and adults to maximise their own potential, recognising current and future career opportunities, supported by excellent labout market intelligence and by appropriate careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

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Good infrastructure underpins our strategy for local businesses to thrive and to attract new investment into the region. We are working to overcome potential barriers to growth and collaborating to deliver major projects, from building flood defences to road and rail links.

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The Humber is a great place to start or grow a business. We are working to ensure that business can access the support and finance they need to grow, create jobs and take advantage of new investment opportunities.

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Recent news

December E-Newsletter 2017

December 8, 2017

Read the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) e-newsletter for December 2017 here.

In the final issue of the year, our CEO reflects on what has been a positive year for the region and looks ahead to what the Humber can achieve in 2018.

To keep up to date with the latest news coming out of the Humber LEP and from across the Humber region, sign up to receive our e-newsletter here.


Humber LEP Yorkshire Post column – A positive year for the Humber

December 8, 2017

As the new year draws ever closer, Kishor Tailor reflects on what has been a momentous year for the Humber region.

Hull’s year as the UK City of Culture has provided the area with many highlights, with prosperity following and a feeling of optimism increasingly apparent amongst locals, visitors and investors.

The legacy of 2017 has been an increasing focus as the turn of the New Year approaches, and many will look to the Humber’s four local authorities and its partners for

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Humber LEP guide to Growing the Humber

December 8, 2017

Want to find out more about the Growing the Humber scheme?

Our Investment Programme Manager, Karen Oliver-Spry has provided some clear answers on the basics of the grant scheme, in this step-by-step guide.

What is the purpose of the programme?

Growing the Humber is a business investment scheme which aims to stimulate business growth, investment and job creation around the Humber.

The £8m Local Growth Fund programme builds on the previous £30m Regional Growth Fund and £4m Local Growth Fund programmes to offer grants

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Latest statistics

JSA claimants (October 2017) 14,070 (down )

Employee jobs (2017) 381000 (down )

Businesses (2017) 30505 (up )

Labour Market Profile – Humber