The Chancellor announced in the Autumn Statement that the South West has secured £191 million for economic development in the latest round of Growth Deal funding. Details of how this Local Growth Fund will be allocated across Dorset and which projects have secured funding are expected shortly.
Lorna Carver, director of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership said: “We are pleased that the South West region has been allocated £191 million for economic development. Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership submitted a strong and ambitious business plan to accelerate economic growth, jobs and skills across Dorset. We are now keen to understand from government how this regional figure will be broken down and which projects in Dorset have secured investment.”