Greener, Fairer, Stronger – COVID-19 Economic Recovery

Working together, making the most of our great place and growing from our strengths, we can shift to a greener, fairer and stronger economy, accelerating opportunities for innovation and change in York and North Yorkshire.

The COVID – 19 pandemic has hit our region hard. The scale of economic impact across the region is unprecedented and has landed hardest on those who already had the least. It’s been tough, with people’s lives and their livelihoods turned upside down. If you need help, we urge you to get in touch with us. The dramatic impact on all of our lives has made us question what we value. Our resilience has been tested like never before.

We are at a moment in time where we must come together to create change. Building on the shared values and collective efforts that have brought us together during the pandemic, we can shift to a better life for everyone. Out of the challenges we must recognise the opportunity we have before us, to work with the grain of our place and grow our economy as greener, fairer and stronger – one that includes everyone in opportunities for innovation and change – and transforms how we live, learn, work and visit in York and North Yorkshire.