In this section we look at the projects underway around the country aimed at boosting local economies.

As part of the LGA's local growth campaign, we have been collecting case studies demonstrating councils work to put in place the right foundations for growth in their communities.  We are keen to add to this library of case studies- if you would like to make a contribution to show case your good work in this area, please email

Case studies from around the country

Arun District Council

Arun District Council is working with partners to drive forward the delivery of jobs within an 80 Ha Greenfield site in Bognor Regis.

Basildon Council

Following a visit to a smart city in Portugal, chief executive of Basildon Council, Bala Mahendran, discusses how green sector opportunities could create highly skilled jobs and reduce energy consumption in the UK.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council aims to support local economic development through a series of projects expected to increase employment and contribute to regeneration of commercial property in the area.

Bath and North East Somerset Council

Bath and North East Somerset invests in regeneration projects

Birmingham/West Midlands Councils

Birmingham/West Midlands Council partners with private enterprise to increase employment opportunities in the region.

Blackpool Council

Blackpool Council's investment plans aim to bring an extra 800,000 visitors to the town every year, generating up to £55m more spend across the resort.

Calderdale Council

Calderdale: Access to finance

Cambridgeshire County Council

A brief summary of the projects undertaken by Cambridgeshire County Council to boost the local infrastructure and promote economic growth.

Cheshire East Council: Crewe

All Change for Crewe is an ambitious strategy to support Crewe's economic development over the next 20 years.

County Durham

The Seaham Regeneration Strategy has delivered approximately £400M investment over the past 12 years and revitalised the area.