Within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we have already created partnerships and delivery mechanisms that can easily be adapted to fulfil the role required for our LEP.
There has never been such an exciting time to be a business in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Over the last decade in the UK, Cornwall has been second only to inner London in terms of economic growth. In fact, Cornwall is the only economically dynamic region in the UK, according to Eurostat. Click here for more info >
Now, the largest ever single European investment in superfast broadband infrastructure is set to make Cornwall one of the best connected places in the world by 2014.
Cornwall is leading the way in the development of low carbon, green technologies and we will be the home of national assets like the wave hub. We already have many businesses that are trading globally and a rich tradition of innovation that is seen in action every day. We have key market sectors such as the creative industries, marine, food and drink, agricultural, tourism and environmental, many of which are experiencing high growth.
We want to seize the opportunity and make the most of the incredible potential in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Yet, the harsh public expenditure climate and tough economic conditions across the world make this a time when business success is more challenging than ever. The need for an effective local enterprise partnership is vital.
In Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, the EU Convergence programme has already created a bedrock of partnership working in the county and now we can build further on the strengths of this.
Together, we can transform Cornwall and Isles of Scilly into a vibrant, outward-looking economy and shape our future as a dynamic region like never before.
We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver a brand new approach to economic development and transform the prospects for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
We are led by the private sector and we want business people of all kinds to have a say in shaping our future. We aim to make Cornwall and Isles of Scilly a place where every single business can reach its full potential.
We want to work with you to create a "can do" area where your business can grow and create new jobs. We want you to join us in working to create a better future for us all.
We want to hear from businesses right across the area, however large or small and whatever type of business.
This is our chance to make a better Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Together we can do it.