Friday, July 17, 2020

Local Projects to support Lancashire's Economic Recovery

 With work now focusing on setting out Lancashire’s economic priorities we are keen that projects to boost business growth, job creation, skills and employment within West Lancashire are recognised within the wider Lancashire plans.

 Councillor Ian Moran Leader of West Lancashire Borough Council and lead for Economic Regeneration said "West Lancs has an important part to play in the sustainable economic recovery of Lancashire. We have some significant and exciting projects that will bring economic benefits to bounce back from the impact of Covid and make our economy more resilient than ever."

 The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has recently published its plans for the county's economy. Even though there is less reference to West Lancashire projects we will be working hard to support the Covid-19 Recovery Plan and the longer term strategic ambition for Lancashire.

 We are supporting the local economy and the opening of high street in a number of ways and have recently issued in the region of £22 million in grants to West Lancashire businesses whose trade was impacted by the lockdown.

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