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					Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Economic Forum



South West RDA Review

 Jane Henderson & Theo Leijser
 27 November 2008
Looking Back

 Year of change and challenge for
  RDA, for partners, for economy
 Revised Corporate Plan priorities:
  -   low carbon economy
  -   productivity-led growth
  -   successful priority places
 Progress on delivery of Regional
  Economic Strategy




                                       2
New Responsibilities

 Sub-National Review of Economic
  Development
 European Programmes
 Responding to economic climate




                                    3
Challenges of the Economic Downturn

 Regional economic taskforce
 Co-ordination with Government, major banks, Regional
  Business Forum
 “First Steps - Action for Recovery” launched
 Action to develop Business Loan fund up to £10m in 2009
 Enhanced Research & Development Grant and
  Graduates for Business funding in 2009
 Maintaining focus on Corporate Plan priorities




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                             One year
                             already??
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
Review

Theo Leijser
Looking Back in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
 Launch of ERDF Convergence
  Programme and South West Rural
  Development Programme (RDPE)
 Wave Hub progress - Govt planning
  permission secured and managing
  contractor appointed
 £75m St Austell town centre
  regeneration under way (and still
  going!)
 Premises - from Fugro Seacore’s
  relocation to Watson-Marlow
  Bredel’s expansion



                                             6
Looking Back in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly
 Progress in Camborne Pool & Redruth
  - Barncoose Avenue opened
  - Town centre improvements completed
  - Land acquisition
 CUC’s 10th anniversary
 Falmouth Marine Skills centre welcomes
  first trainees
 4 rural partnerships in Cornwall & IoS
  secure Local Action funding
 Isles of Scilly - Porthcressa feasibility
  study underway


                                              7
Looking Ahead
 New landscape
  -  unitary authority
  -  new partnership arrangements
  -  new delivery vehicle

 New approach to investing strategically
  -  Commissioning approach
  -  Strategic Investment Frameworks
  -  Investing in low carbon economy
  -  Maximising connections



                                            8
Looking Ahead

 New ways of working with business
  -  Connecting to companies
  -  Creating conditions for
     companies to grow
  -  Business Link - gateway for
     information, advice and
     guidance and “Solutions for
     Business”
  -  Business support simplification




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Business Support


  2 Brands:
                                  Getting started
                                     Growing
                                     Finance
                                 Developing people
                                  Environment &
                   7 areas of       efficiency
 Awareness &        support
                                   Developing &
   Access          30 Products    exploiting ideas
                                   Globalisation



                                                     10
Conclusions

   Positive about the future
   Responding to Climate Change
   Team Cornwall
   How to find out more




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Questions




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