Without inward investment, The SWLEP's other priorities of job creation, economic growth and infrastructure will falter.

The SWLEP covers the major strategic transport routes to the South West, South East and Wales. It offers a compelling combination of quality of life, pro-active business culture, access to other major economic zones and the human and physical capital to support economic growth.

The area's position as a 'pivotal gateway' to these other major economic areas puts it in a strong position to receive further investment.

A study by the Municipal Journal and Local Futures research consultancy placed Swindon and Wiltshire in the Top 5 places for business investment and growth in the UK.