Local Industrial Strategy

York, North Yorkshire and East Riding is the geographically largest, rural, LEP area in the UK. Our £24 billion economy, is as robust as it is diverse, with over 48,000, primarily SME businesses.

Our ambition for good growth in distinctive places sees potential in the diversity of our region as home to internationally renowned agricultural landscapes, the North Yorkshire coastline, the city of York as the ‘Best Place to Live’ in Britain and a large number of distinctive market towns.

Throughout 2019, the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Enterprise Partnership will be working in close partnership with Leeds City Region LEP to develop a Local Industrial Strategy for our region, a strategy that will determine the next 20 years of productivity and growth. Our work together includes amassing a large data led evidence base, shared commissions and a joint ‘expert panel’ to help inform and guide the process.

The aim of Local Industrial Strategies is to address the productivity challenge, seeking long term priorities. We want to develop priorities that recognise our distinctive places and propel growth that is good, good for people, good for the planet and good for business.

We want our Local Industrial Strategy to be built by the region through a ground up, partnership led approach, building regional priorities that every local place can engage with and benefit from. This is why we’re engaging face to face with businesses and partners across the region. Find out more about how you can get involved.