Economic Strategy

We are building a prosperous West Yorkshire: an inclusive economy with well paid jobs that works for everyone.

We are in the process of creating our new Economic Strategy

The economic landscape has changed a lot in the past five years – COVID, higher interest rates, and the cost-of-living crisis have all had a significant impact on West Yorkshire.

We are working with members of the public and a wide range of public, private, and voluntary & community sector organisations to better understand our region’s strengths, weaknesses, and needs. We have collected a large amount of evidence, which we are currently using to develop our priorities and approach.

Download the Economic Strategy evidence pack

We have undertaken an economic assessment looking at the overall performance of the West Yorkshire economy over the past twenty years. The evidence pack can be downloaded here. If you have any questions about the data, please contact us at

Further evidence will be added to this page as it becomes available this includes a study on West Yorkshire sector strengths, the results of an online public consultation, recommendations on inclusion and engagement in business support, a summary of responses from a call for evidence launched through the Yorkshire and Humber Policy Engagement and Research Network (Y-PERN).