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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 Local Authorities 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.


Our plan for reshaping our economy lines up with the current government agenda, to protect jobs and develop opportunity for higher skills.

We have an opportunity to tailor the government agenda to the specifics of our region and its diversity of places, whilst strengthening our region’s ambitions and USP for green technologies and a carbon negative economy.

The plan follows on from the immediate COVID response and aims to address the economic challenges businesses are continuing to face as well as focusing on stimulating growth over the next 18 to 24 months, accelerating a transition towards a carbon negative economy.

“This plan, brought together through meaningful and effective collaboration, will focus on stimulating growth over the next 18 to 24 months and lay the ground to make the most of whatever comes next. Our partners and all local authorities across the region have worked incredibly hard to shore up our economy through the crisis of the pandemic. Working together, we can reshape the economy, come through the crisis together and drive growth that will make York and North Yorkshire a greener, fairer and stronger place.”  


David Kerfoot MBE DL, Chair of the York & North Yorkshire LEP Board.

The plan to reshape our economy is a living document, adaptable to changing conditions. You can view version 2.2 published 30.10.2020 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. 

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