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The Humber Local Enterprise Partnership is a business-led partnership that works closely with national and local government to promote and develop the natural economic area surrounding the Humber estuary, and provide strategic leadership for economic growth.


  1. To promote the development of a competitive business environment where private businesses can grow and create jobs for the benefit of the local community
  2. To develop the Humber Economic Development Strategy (Strategic Economic Plan)
  3. To develop and advise Humber Leadership Board on a Humber wide strategic approach to infrastructure that is linked to economic growth including transport, housing, energy security, floods and employment land development
  4. To develop and oversee the delivery of Employment and Skills strategy for the Humber and to ensure that local people have the skills to compete for jobs by supporting skills development in key sectors that are critical to the growth of the Humber economy.
  5. To promote the Humber region as a prime location for inward investment, international trade and to proactively help more companies export their goods and services
  6. To coordinate the inward investment in the Humber Enterprise Zones (which cover the largest area of any other Enterprise Zone in the UK)
  7. To co-ordinate public and private sector activity on the Humber’s key growth sectors (renewable energy, ports and logistics, chemicals, food, digital, manufacturing engineering, and visitor economy) with the aim of increasing the regions competiveness and to build on comparative advantages
  8. To develop co-ordinated Business Support services to ensure that local businesses receive the right support and advice to develop and grow their business
  9. To respond to opportunities that arise from Government initiatives to support economic development
  10. To support the localisation agenda by negotiating freedoms and flexibilities with government on actions which encourage more local devolution and accountability
  11. To co-ordinate and lobby government and others on matters that benefit the economy of the Humber