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Vision 2030:
Our strategic economic plan.

Our first plan, launched in 2013, achieved its key target of creating 55,000 new jobs within three years, as shown in our D2N2 State of the Economy reports.

Vision 2030 is our blueprint for growth over the next decade and outlines some ambitious targets: up to £9 billion in added value in the D2N2 economy, getting us into the top 25% in Europe for productivity, raising earnings, narrowing inequality, and sharing prosperity across all parts of our two cities and two counties.

The period of the new strategy will coincide with some major changes to the world around us – the digital revolution, a transition to renewable energies, and potentially new trading relationships with other countries.

This new plan is a comprehensive economic strategy for the D2N2 area, setting a long term vision and targets and has been built on a comprehensive evidence base and extensive consultation.

Vision 2030 centres on a series of targeted actions intended to help power up our businesses and provide the support they need to boost performance and exploit new opportunities We want to work with you to bring Vision 2030 into focus.

Download the Vision 2030 Strategic Economic plan by clicking here.

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The wealth of information gathered by the D2N2 LEP and its Growth Hub on the past, present, and potential future growth of the economy of its area - Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire - informs policies and decisions directed at economic growth and jobs creation.

This information is provided free to partner businesses, local authorities, and other organisations.

D2N2 Strategic Economic Plan./Vison 2030 helps D2N2 to understand, where we should best focus our efforts and attention from 2019-2030, where the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire area is strongest economically, and where improvements can be made.

Evidence and research on this webpage covers a number of areas; including regional productivity, economic growth, and how to ensure all communities share the benefits of a stronger economy.

Click on any of the reports and research below to link to the full document.

Vision 2030 Evidence Base

2016/17 State of the D2N2 Economy

Business Demography - January 2018

CBI Scoreboard

Centre for Progressive Capitalism - June 2017

Emerging Communities Impact Research Report - 2017

Final Draft Sectoral Analysis Report - September 2017

Inclusive Growth Report - 2017

The D2N2 Productivity Gap

A Science and Innovation Audit

Strategic Economic Plan Impact Report

Economic and Policy Review

The D2N2 Productivity Gap Summary


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