The imperative of attracting inward investment is uppermost in the strategies of those tasked with encouraging growth in the city region’s economy.
This might come from companies relocating from within the UK, such as the so-called North Shoring phenomenon, or international companies establishing bases here or funding development schemes.
In international terms, the global property conference MIPIM, each March, is a key target for the SCR and local authorities – an opportunity to showcase their wares.
The Sheffield City Region alone has a development potential to compare with anything in the country, with sites like the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District, iPort, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, the Peak Resort and Sheffield city centre.
And initiatives like Sheffield’s campaign to encourage professional services businesses to the city have already shown success.
At this free-to-attend Insider breakfast we will hear from a panel made up of those trying to draw business here and companies which have already made a significant move.
We will hear:
- What development schemes the SCR is taking to MIPIM
- What strategies are in place to attract investment
- What prompted companies like Fragomen and Ferdinand Bilstein out of the South East
- How the North Shoring trend might develop in the coming years
- In what areas and sectors the next major investments might occur
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