Local Enterprise Partnership

The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) helps to deliver increased productivity, prosperity, and improved quality of life for people living and working across the region.


A business-led partnership, Enterprise M3 brings together private, public and not-for-profit sector organisations to determine local economic priorities and undertake activities which drive economic growth and productivity through innovation, job creation, improved infrastructure and increased workforce skills in the area.

The LEP invests in transport, innovation, skills and enterprise, and the Strategic Economic Plan and emerging Local Industrial Strategyset out their vision for the future economy and plans to boost the productivity, prosperity and quality of life for the people and businesses who live and work in our region.

EM3 LEP invests funding through the Local Growth Fund programme and can access European funding through its EUSIF programme. More information can be found at www.enterprisem3.org.uk/funding

Last year, the LEP invested almost £37 million to deliver 37 high-impact projects. An additional £10 million worth of loans were made in the same period.

Read the Strategic Economic Plan 2018 - 2030.