The Deal is a platform for growth, allowing people and places to prosper with an increasingly skilled workforce and well connected infrastructure
A decade of economic and social benefits
Representing economic opportunities and inclusive growth, the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal involves an extensive programme of investment to deliver significant economic benefit for our communities and businesses.
Over the programme’s lifetime, and a further 10 years to capture the benefits, we estimate that the Deal will benefit over a million residents, deliver thousands of job opportunities, improve mobile and digital connectivity as well as unlocking investment in towns across the area, generating around £1.1 billion in additional GVA to the UK economy.
The Deal will also tackle the three principle socio-economic challenges of our region to deliver inclusive growth by addressing: digital exclusion, the earnings gap and access to quality jobs, as well as access to education.
We are not just regenerating an area, we are embedding skills and infrastructure to underpin sustainable growth now, and in the future.
Four investment themes underpin the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal. Explore each in more detail by clicking the links below.
We are investing in the infrastructure needed to support improvements in connectivity and helping people to access the region.
We are revitalising places across the Borderlands region by investing in improvements to attract people to live, work and visit.
Supporting business, innovation and skills
We are stimulating business growth to create a more diverse regional economy, and recognise that innovation and skills are central to success.