Our Successes


Here at Sheffield City Region we’re making things happen.

Watch our video and learn how, since 2014, the local economy has gained 37,000 jobs, with 16,000 created due to activity led by the SCR’s team.

And there are now around 68,000 businesses operating across the city region, including 650 multi-national companies.

These include highly prestigious recent investments such as McLaren Automotive, Boeing, Amazon and Hitachi, who have all chosen to locate in the city region.

Our creative and digital sectors have grown faster than anywhere else in the UK, thanks to organisations such as Sheffield Digital and the city region’s own Growth Hub bringing businesses together and providing specialist support.

Meanwhile, businesses collaborating with the city region’s two world-class universities has also led to job creation and economic investment.

The internationally-renowned Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, home to the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing, is at the cutting edge of research and innovation.

And the Olympic Legacy Park on the site of the former Don Valley Stadium, the biggest London 2012 legacy project, will soon be home to the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, where 70 researchers from Sheffield Hallam University will carry out pioneering research as part of the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine.

In Doncaster, the town’s proud rail heritage and proximity to the East Coast main line was one of the factors for Hitachi choosing to locate their £70m rail depot there, on the site of the historic Doncaster Carr locomotives depot.

Doncaster is also being increasingly recognised as a centre of excellence for logistics and aerospace. Construction of a new £100m logistics facility for retail giant Amazon is currently underway at the iPort, on a huge site that encompasses a bespoke 1.1 million square foot warehouse – the size equivalent of 14 football pitches. Meanwhile, at Doncaster Sheffield Airport, 15 new routes have been launched in the last year, making Sheffield City Region even better connected internationally.

And the city region’s tourism and leisure economy has also seen a huge boost with developments such as Peak Resort, currently being built on a 300-acre site in Chesterfield. The complex, to include sport, leisure and education facilities as well as various accommodation options, will create 1,300 new jobs.

Watch our video to learn more!