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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

Northampton College Advanced Engineering Centre
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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

East Northamptonshire Enterprise Centre
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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

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Oxford-Cambridge Arc

The Oxford-Cambridge Arc contains some of the UK's most productive and innovative towns and cities that deliver growth and prosperity for the whole country. Government recognises the potential of Arc area as a strategically important area to stimulate economic growth in 

Front cover image for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Economic Prospectus

the national interest. The South East Midlands LEP area sits at the heart of this. 

SEMLEP is working with the Local Authorities, the Arc Universities' Group and neighbouring Local Enterprise Partnerships and business Boards to develop a long-term strategy and secure investment for the Arc.

On 5th October 2020, the Arc Leadership published the Arc's Economic Prospectus. This sets out a joint vision for the Arc, shared ambitions and investment propositions that will enable the Arc to fulfil its true potential to deliver transformational economic growth that will benefit the whole of the UK. Setting out the area's 'asks of Government', the region seeks recognition and joined up investment from Government to enhance the area's science, technologies and innovative industries, tackle connectivity and congestion constraints and provide the skills that industry requires to enable the Arc to pursue its role as a leading global innovation economy. 

Download the Economic Prospectus    Download the Executive Summary

More information and resources about the Oxford-Cambridge Arc:

Alongside the 2019 Spring Statement, Government published its Ambition and a joint declaration between Government and local partners from across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc including Chairs of Local Enterprise Partnerships and Leaders of all local councils in the area.  Download the Joint Declaration

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) interim report published in 2016

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) final report  Partnering for Prosperity

Government's response to the NIC's report: Partnering for Prosperity: a new deal for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Arc

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