Elizabeth Fagan, Chair of Bondholder D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership outlined the commitment of D2N2 to supporting inward investment into Derby and Derbyshire and gave the MIPIM audience an overview of the LEP’s ambitious plans to accelerate growth across the area.
Support from the LEP has enabled Derby and Derbyshire to be part of the Midlands UK Pavilion, which is an important component of the team’s schedule for the week. As part of a 100-strong delegation from across the Midlands, Derby and Derbyshire’s opportunities form part of a portfolio of £11 billion of investment-ready projects.
Urging different parts of the LEP area to collaborate Elizabeth said D2N2 wanted to be part of that movement and urged stakeholders “to come along as part of our journey.”
Its plan is to deliver a £554m investment package; accelerating growth in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Its Strategic Economic Plan details how D2N2 will support innovation, research, housing investment, the rural economy and promotion of high business activity sites.