The Economic Strategy identifies the priorities for economic development within the East Riding.
The strategy is coming to the end of its 5-year term and is currently under review.
The document was prepared by the council and is acting as a blueprint in guiding economic activity in the East Riding, with the aim of promoting growth and inclusion all parts of our area. A mid-term review was completed in January 2021 to reflect a new EU-UK relationship, Local Enterprise Partnership reform and the announcement of a broad package of complementary UK-wide funding to support economic development.
The strategy identifies four priorities to enable the East Riding to respond to the Government’s vision at a local level.
It aims to build on the East Riding’s natural strengths, such as those in food, manufacturing and the renewable energy sector while continuing to address longstanding challenges in productivity, innovation, business growth, skills demand and existing pockets of deprivation in urban, rural and coastal areas.
The four priorities identified in the strategy are:
- Business growth: Support sector growth and bring forward and maintain an attractive portfolio of employment sites in combination with high-quality and effective business support services.
- Lifelong learning: Equip people with the skills they need to progress in the labour market, engage those furthest from employment or education and deliver higher level skills to meet the demands of the local economy.
- Quality locations: Develop a ‘place-based’ approach to meet the housing, infrastructure, employment and local service needs to create sustainable and growing communities.
- Sustainable economy: Ensure greater cohesion and integration between our natural and economic asset base to contribute towards a more sustainable, low carbon economy.
East Riding Economic Strategy documents are available below:
East Riding Economic Strategy 2018-2022 (pdf 12.3mb)
East Riding Economic Strategy Year 1 Review 2018-2019 (pdf 4mb)
East Riding Economic Strategy Year 2 Review 2019-2020 (pdf 2mb)
East Riding Economic Strategy 2018-2022 Mid-Term Review 2021 (pdf 2.4mb)