About our city region
The Sheffield City Region has a diverse economy comprising a dynamic core city, important towns and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy. With an economic output of more than £31 billion pounds per year, 68,000 businesses many of whom are family owned and world-class specialisms in advanced manufacturing the city region is a major driver of economic growth nationally.
With nine distinct local areas making up Sheffield City Region our strong public-private partnership works together as one on issues such as transport, infrastructure, housing and business support.
The area’s economic base has transformed over the last twenty years from being dominated by more traditional manufacturing to a wider range of knowledge economy sectors, including advanced manufacturing, healthcare technologies, creative and digital industries and a developing low carbon sector.
The City Region’s strategic location at the heart of the UK, strong transport links, its diversity of offer, two Universities and a number of higher education colleges, competitive house prices, high quality of life and sense of place, including the Peak District National Park, and diverse cultural offer, make it an attractive place in which to live, work, visit, study and invest.