Strategic economic framework

Since 2016 our Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) has set out our priorities for growth and development and underpinned much of our success to date. But as we take on additional responsibilities, respond to the challenges facing our region and incorporate the mayor’s manifesto commitments into our work, we need a new strategy that can reflect changing priorities, respond to change and communicate this clearly.

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 meeting our priorities.

Our vision

To be a globally recognised, thriving and happy region with talented people, superb environment and clean, integrated transport.​

Our policies and strategies