Growth Deal

Bringing together business, unitary authorities, education and the community sector to drive the local economy to new levels of growth by securing better access to talented people and bright ideas, and to use both more effectively; focused on three key priority areas:

  • Delivering essential housing
  • Enhancing urban connectivity
  • Growing the STEM skills base and targeting business support

The Growth Deal will bring to Thames Valley Berkshire:

  • £17m investment for the first year
  • £90.1m indicative funding from 2016/17

By 2021 the Growth Deal will help to:

  • Create at least 20,000 jobs
  • Allow up to 12,000 homes to be built
  • Generate up to £116.9m in public and private investment 


Our Plan

By 2021, the vibrancy of our business community will be internationally envied. The ambition and creativity of our established businesses will be energised through strong, knowledge-rich, networks. Our workforce will be the lifeblood of our economy: young people will be inspired and older workers valued. Our infrastructure will match the scale of our ambition and potential. And people will choose Thames Valley Berkshire as the place to live and work.


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