Economy and jobs
The 20-year Strategic Economic Plan for South Yorkshire, agreed by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Local Enterprise Partnership, outlines the significant untapped potential within our regional economy. Our region lags behind the England average for productivity, ranking 33rd out of 38 regions, and salaries within our region are significantly lower than the national average.
The Strategic Economic Plan provides a blueprint to drive recovery from the Covid pandemic and to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy. We fully support this plan and have a major role to play in its delivery. We are committed to supporting our region’s 52,000 SMEs to flourish whilst also building on this sector with support for startups and entrepreneurs.