Business Growth

Whilst private sector jobs growth is now powering the economy forward we still have an enterprise deficit – with fewer businesses innovating, exporting or growing as their potential would indicate. We want to grow our business base by an additional 6,000 new businesses over the course of our 10 year Strategic Economic Plan.

To help the city region achieve this we have put in place a Growth Hub to act as a single point of access for business support for the city region and we have a number of Enterprise Zones sites across the city region providing incentives to attract new businesses to locate here.