£8.8m expansion of Growth Deal boosts local plan for Bucks economy


Growth Deal BucksBuckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government, which will see an extra £8.8m invested in Buckinghamshire between 2016 and 2021 – this is in addition to the £44.2m of funding committed by the Government on 7 July 2014.

The additional proposed projects include:

  • A programme to provide access to finance to small and medium-sized businesses, so that they can grow and create new jobs;
  • Extending superfast broadband across Buckinghamshire to areas of high business population;
  • Improved rail links and facilities between Marlow and Maidenhead;
  • Provision of business incubation and innovation centres for small and medium-sized businesses and start-ups.

The Prime Minister said:

“Giving local communities the power and the money to unlock growth and development and make the spending decisions that work for them is a key part of our long-term economic plan to secure a brighter future for Britain and ensure a recovery for all.”

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