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Economic Development Team
Dept. of Development
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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01752 307996
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Economic development

Economic Development across the city of Plymouth is directed by a public-private partnership: the Plymouth Growth Board. The strategy of the Growth Board is detailed within the Local Economic Strategy.

Plymouth is part of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership (HotSW LEP). The HotSW LEP was formed under the leadership of the private sector, supported by the local authorities from Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay, to create a powerful economic alliance.

City Deal

The Plymouth and South West Peninsula City Deal is a pioneering programme covering Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth, Torbay and Somerset. Designed to bring significant and long-lasting economic growth to the far south west, the City Deal aims to create over 9,000 jobs over the next fifteen years.

The City Deal has three distinct elements - the Marine Industries Production Campus, the Growth Hub and the Youth Deal. Recognising that the economic challenges facing the peninsula need to be tackled locally, each has been created to address specific needs- to better exploit our marine assets, support business and tackle youth unemployment.

South Yard

South Yard is in the process of being transformed into a vibrant, new Marine Industries Production Campus. The vision for the Campus is to bring together research, innovation, production and deployment.

Visit the South Yard website for more information.

1000 Club

The 1000 Club was established in direct response to business feedback that young people are not 'work ready' regardless of their route to employment (school, further or higher education), and that businesses found the number of agencies and different incentives and schemes confusing.

The 1000 Club's aim was to provide a single point for independent advice and guidance with the web site providing an overview of all the ways that businesses can support young people with the appropriate contacts.

Visit the 1000 Club website for more information.

Invest in Plymouth

Plymouth has a dedicated website for investment opportunities. Visit the Invest in Plymouth website for details.

Other major projects

For further information, please email or telephone 01752 307996.

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