Strategic Economic Framework

The Strategic Economic Framework sets out our ambitious vision for the ongoing transformation of West Yorkshire and establishes our investment and decision-making priorities for how we will achieve this.

Our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) underpinned much of our work in transforming West Yorkshire to date. But as we take on additional responsibilities, respond to the challenges facing our region and incorporate the future mayor’s manifesto commitments into our work, we need a new strategy that can reflect changing priorities and changing political and economic circumstances.

This Strategic Economic Framework (SEF) builds on the SEP, to provide the context for investment and decision making during this next stage of transformation. It sets out our vision for the region, our priorities for achieving this and the policies and strategies we have in place for meeting these priorities. It ensures that all Combined Authority strategies are aligned with a clear focus on realising our vision for West Yorkshire.

You can find out more about our ambitious vision for West Yorkshire, our priorities, our partnerships and our policies and strategies for how we will achieve this below.

Our Vision

To be recognised globally as a place with a strong, successful economy where everyone can build great businesses, careers and lives supported by a superb environment and world-class infrastructure.

Our Partnerships

Partnership is at the heart of everything we do. The Combined Authority engages with local residents and businesses, works with other organisations in West Yorkshire and collaborates with the rest of Yorkshire and the North of England to develop, shape and deliver our policies, services and projects.

Our Policies and Strategies

  1. Bus

    A modern, integrated, and innovative bus system, which puts customers first.

    Read more about Bus
  2. Connectivity

    Transport no longer being a barrier to people accessing jobs, businesses choosing to invest or residents improving their health.

    Read more about Connectivity
  3. Culture

    Making the most of the region’s distinctive natural and cultural assets, enhancing pride and wellbeing and developing the local visitor economy.

    Read more about Culture
  4. Economic and Transport Recovery

    A more inclusive, resilient sustainable economy with more productive businesses, better levels of skills and entrepreneurialism, less inequality, and environmental sustainability.

    Read more about Economic and Transport Recovery
  5. Employment and Skills

    A skilled and flexible workforce that meets the needs of the local economy and enables businesses and communities to thrive.

    Read more about Employment and Skills
  6. Spatial Planning

    Complementary spatial plans that support growth through investment in an active portfolio of strategic sites.

    Read more about Spatial Planning