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York Economic Strategy: help shape York’s economy

Read the Draft Economic Strategy.


The York Economic Strategy was due to be updated in 2020, however the COVID-19 pandemic meant a different approach was needed.

As with many areas of life, the pandemic impacted our local economy. The way we buy things, how and where we work, and the jobs available to people in all sectors have changed.

We responded in different ways to the challenge; York and its economy is about much more than the city centre, it’s about all our communities, residents and employers.

We're drawing together all the available evidence to create a strategy that:

  • makes the most of the things York is great at
  • supports the next generation of the jobs and skills
  • helps to create a fairer, greener and cleaner economy
  • keeps the character of our city

As well as talking to businesses, partners and economic experts, we want to make sure we understand how you feel about the economy, employment, and skills, and the prospects for you and your family.

We’re asking you what you hope for, need and want from jobs in 21st century York. We want to hear from the people who are most affected by the decisions we make, but don’t usually get involved in a conversation about economic strategy. Everyone has a voice and we want to hear your views.

Read more about the 2016 to 2020 York Economic Strategy.

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