A Plan to Reshape our Economy: Pledge #2

20 October 2020



Covid-19 poses a major challenge for many, particularly hospitality businesses which account for a significant proportion of our employment, and will face more disruption due to ongoing social distancing. It is estimated that the pandemic could lead to 31,000 newly unemployed individuals, with the unemployment rate increasing to 10%.

Our Pledge:

New job opportunities are created that are greener and fairer.

Our Actions:

  • Deliver Capital Investments to ‘Get Building’ and create new jobs
  • Identify opportunities for Innovation in the bio economy, new zero carbon markets and Green Jobs



Creating new job opportunities


Pledge stories:

Work to deliver this pledge has already begun. In their response to the pandemic, investment decisions and plans for the future, places, businesses, and organisations across the region are already reshaping towards a greener, fairer, stronger future. Check out the case studies below and on our website.

Craven District Council’s plans to transform Langcliffe Quarry are given the green light

Ambitious green revolution is launched to kick-start the region’s post-Covid economy

Pledge: New job opportunities are created that are greener, fairer and stronger


A Plan to Reshape our Economy

Following on from our vision launch for a greener, fairer, stronger economic recovery for YNY, the LEP has worked with all LAs and partner organisations region-wide to develop a plan to reshape the region’s economy in order to address the challenges and opportunities arising from the pandemic.

Read the full Plan to Reshape our Economy here.

Impact of the plan on reshaping the economy will be measured by successful delivery against the 10 pledges. Read the pledge stories on our news page here.


Join us on Friday 6 November for our annual conference.

Held online for the first time, the conference will focus on a Greener, Fairer, Stronger vision for reshaping the York & North Yorkshire economy and how we can work together to achieve this. 

Register here: https://ynylepannualconference2020.register-me.uk/

Leave a Reply

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>