Five million pounds is being invested in to west Cumbria's manufacturing, with the hope that the cash boost will help companies grow and create new jobs.
The money is coming from Britain's Energy Coast, a body which encouraged economic investment into the area.
It has awarded the first grant to a company who specialise in making astro turf pitches.
Samantha Parker reports:
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Train services in Cumbria are disrupted today by strike action over guards on Northern trains.
The bodies of three lurcher/greyhound dogs have been discovered just off the A75, near Stranraer.
Temporary train services are running on the Lakes Line from today, after Northern closed the line over two weeks ago.