The LEP acts as a bridge between businesses and the public sector. We set the strategic direction for government investment in our region to drive good growth in our economy and bring forward every opportunity for people, places and businesses to thrive.
Our vision is for York and North Yorkshire to become a greener, fairer, stronger economy.
A greener, fairer, stronger economy is:
Carbon negative – The government’s ‘Plan for Growth centres on a Green Industrial Revolution’. As a carbon negative region we can make nationally significant contribution to the national target to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Proud of our places – By reframing our rural proposition and showing excellence in place leadership and regeneration, we can deliver on the government’s promise for Levelling Up through our inclusive communities, pride in our places and ensuring that our towns and the City of York are great places to live, work, visit and invest.
Globally ambitious – Our region has unprecedented opportunity to attract global investment and develop global markets innovative sectors such as bioeconomy and agri-tech. Our region can help to build a Global Britain.
Our vision and ambitions present huge economic opportunity for York and North Yorkshire. Emerging from the biggest economic crisis of our age, we can build upon our region’s unique assets and talents to take a global position as a leader in green growth. New supply chains, business growth and inward investment propositions can all be scaled from this ambition, leading to new and better job creation.