Kent County Council is the democratically elected strategic authority for Kent. All priorities of the 2 Seas programme are relevant to our vision and priorities which are set out in our strategic statement, "Increasing Opportunities, Improving Outcomes". ¦
Kent County Council is highly experienced in Interreg and was a partner or lead partner in over 25 Interreg projects under the A, B and C strands between 2007-2013. These projects covered a variety of themes including environment, tourism, social inclusion, transport and SME support. ¦
Kent has a resident population of just over 1,510,400, making it the largest English county. Kent has a land area of 1,368 square miles and just over 350 miles of coastline. The Kent economy has a high proportion of small businesses - the latest data shows that 76.5% of all Kent's businesses employ 1 - 4 people. Firms employing 100 or more employees account for 0.9% of all businesses. ¦
Kent County Council has statutory responsibility for the provision of a wide range of public services and has the broad power under the Local Government Act 2000 to promote and improve the social,economic and environmental well-being of Kent.