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The County Durham Economic Partnership (CDEP) works through a partnership structure with representation from a range of sectors and key stakeholders within the county plus representatives from government agencies and the private sector.

Our partnership structure CDEP Structure (PDF, 112kb) has the objective of ensuring partners focus efforts through collaborative working but also allowing for a wide network of supporting information flows to ensure we remain intelligence led. 

Maintaining the Board's leadership role is essential, strengthening its management and performance and relationships with its working groups. These working groups take the lead in understanding our core economic areas and issues to provide a collective approach to intelligence, promoting opportunities and influencing the areas of work that allow us to improve the local economy.

Recognising the wider networks that are essential to our continued success, the structure highlights the links with our Specialist Interest Forums, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership and the wider local strategic links with the County Durham Partnership and the Area Action Partnerships.