Buckinghamshire 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.”