As its fourth largest city in England, it is recognised that Sheffield plays an instrumental role in the Sheffield City Region economy. The Agreement will enable Sheffield to accelerate its role as the Core City in the SCR economy – driving bigger, stronger economic growth; creating more and better jobs; and increasing prosperity for people and businesses across the City Region.
The impact of the proposed Agreement would be:
- Investment in growth, jobs and infrastructure – ensuring that the proposed £900m investment fund is firmly focused on projects which best deliver economic growth and new jobs for the whole of the City Region
- Delivering world-leading advanced manufacturing – using the new investment to build upon our nationally important Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) with the development of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, working with the city’s universities and major companies like Boeing and Rolls Royce to create and shape the future of industries
- Connecting people to jobs and to their neighbourhoods – with the power to ‘franchise’ the local bus networks which means having the power to set out the bus services that best meet the needs of local people and the economy
- Skills and training for jobs in the local economy – getting the right apprenticeships and training courses in the City Region to support businesses to grow and enable people to find good, high skilled jobs
- Supporting more young people to be job-ready – so Sheffield continues to be the top major English city for apprenticeship recruitment
- Establishing the Olympic Legacy Park and Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre as part of the Innovation District – building on the city’s sporting heritage with world-class sports, education, research, health and leisure facilities on a 26 acre site in Attercliffe
- Driving a City Centre as the hub for business growth, jobs and tourism – a vital big city retail and business offer for the City Region that is a well-connected centre for jobs, innovation, retail and culture
- Supporting people back into work – designing local employment support services for those that need the most support, making sure that make sure individuals get the right health, education and training support to get back into work
- Supporting existing businesses to grow – with dedicated local business support, helping companies to grow, export, expand into overseas markets and create jobs
Come along to our consultation events to get any questions answered and find out more about the devolution deal.