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York's Economic Strategy

Read the York Economic Strategy 2022-2032 which was adopted by the council in December 2022.

Read the York Economic Strategy Technical Annex.

York’s Economic Strategy 2022 to 2032

Our new 10-year Economic Strategy sets out to improve living standards and livelihoods for all of York’s residents and businesses. We aim to do this through increasing productivity, raising earnings, and maintaining our skills advantage.

To achieve these objectives we've set out 5 themes where action will be taken:

  1. York as a global city
  2. a greener economy
  3. a thriving workforce
  4. thriving businesses
  5. an economy driven by good business

A fuller explanation of the 5 themes can be found in the full strategy document.

York Economic Partnership

To support the development and implementation of a delivery plan, an Economic Partnership Board will be created to influence and guide progress against the targets set.

The partnership will represent a broad spectrum of sectors and organisations, and will draw on the collective expertise of our city.

The draft York Economic Partnership Terms of Reference were approved in June 2022.

Consultation and Collaboration

Residents, businesses and key stakeholders have all helped to inform the new Economic Strategy through their input into multiple consultations, roundtable sessions, workshops and meetings. Our economic evidence base has complemented this consultation work, giving us a solid understanding of the York economy around which to build a strategy.

We have simultaneously been devising 10 year strategies and plans across Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing and Skills. Each strategy has feed into the development of the Economic Strategy and will be just as important to deliver if we are to achieve an economy that works for everyone.

Also see

Economic Growth Team

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA