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Enterprise M3 Strategies and Impact

Last updated 26 July 2023
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We want to make a real difference to the lives of the people who live and work in our area.

Our strategic economic investments help create, nurture and sustain the right conditions for economic success and enhanced productivity.

The money we invest is impacting on people’s lives, supporting more than 900 new homes and more than 1,600 jobs in 2018/19. Both of those numbers smashed our own targets. It is delivery not deliberation which marks out EM3.

We work collaboratively to bring together the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in a joint endeavour to deliver prosperity to the people who live, work and run businesses in our area.

Our vision is for the Enterprise M3 area to be “the premier location in the country for enterprise and economic growth balanced with an excellence environment and quality of life.” Our strategies and tactics for delivering economic growth in our area are set out in our Strategic Economic Plan and will be further determined as part of our Local Industrial Strategy.


We understand that our purpose is to work in partnership with local businesses and local government to steer us towards the world we want to create in the future.

 We need growth if we are to generate the prosperity which will pay for the housing, healthcare, and council services that we all want and people in our local communities need.

Our job as a Local Enterprise Partnership is to invest to support productivity, collaborate with others, identify local strengths and meet local challenges; all to make growth benefits our people and enhances our places.

Dave Axam , Chair, EM3 LEP Board


We encourage partners and businesses, in particular, to become engaged and involved in the work of Enterprise M3 and bring their experience and expertise. There are many opportunities for individuals and organisations to become involved either as a member of our Board, member of one of our Action Groups, becoming an Apprenticeship Ambassador etc. If you would like to register your interest please add your email details at the bottom of the page.

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